In an effort to retain and attract the best minds in medicine, Sutter Health announced that Roseville Medical Center will add a teaching hospital for a new medical residency program.
The first-year class, which starts next year, will include 13 residents for internal medicine and six for surgery.
The expansion couldn’t come at a more opportune time. Last year, there were more graduating medical students than available spots in residency programs.
Without a strong medical program, hospitals can have a difficult time recruiting physicians and other medical professionals.
Roseville’s training program brings in doctors at the early stages of their careers, allowing them to grow alongside their communities. The hospital hopes doctors will fall in love with the region and continue practicing medicine in Northern California.
While the hospital will first offer surgery and internal medicine training programs, Roseville Medical Center will expand to new areas in the coming years. It will likely add emergency medicine and anesthesia next.
As the medical program grows, the teaching hospital will evaluate the needs of the community to inform its programing.
To start, Roseville Medical Center will invest $30 million in developing teaching facilities, labs, sleep rooms and other teaching hospital needs.
For patients, they can expect more visits from multiple doctors. For instance, doctors and their accompanied residents will engage in longer discussions about the patient’s health and underlying condition as part of the teaching process.
The hospital’s expansion into teaching provides yet another layer to the region’s impressive hospital and technology network. Roseville Medical Center will create jobs and attract top medical recruits who will provide innovative medical care to Placer County communities and beyond.
As an established destination, Placer County continues to build its reputation for excellence. The region’s expanding health services and facilities will help grow the local economy and provide residents with cutting-edge community-enriching health care services.