Medical Resident Job Fair aims to keep doctors in Las Vegas

 

The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) held its annual Resident and Fellows Job Fair on August 16th at the Golden Nugget from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., with a networking reception immediately following from 5 p.m. to 7p.m.

The event, presented by Southwest Medical Associates and Physicians National, focused on preparing graduating medical residents and fellows for life after residency, and featured several seminars on finding a job, getting licensed, and becoming credentialed at a hospital.

“Medical school and residency programs do a fantastic job of preparing graduating residents and fellows to practice medicine,” said CCMS Executive Director Alexandra P. Silver. “One of the areas that we can help as the local medical society is to prepare them for the business aspects of practicing medicine, and to connect them with physicians who can help them through this transition.”

The event also featured a job fair and networking reception following the educational seminars in order to encourage medical residents to practice here in Southern Nevada in order to address the region’s critical physician shortage.

“The physician shortage is real,” said CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth. “It’s at critical mass and it’s really as apparent as trying to get into your doctor within a week or two.”

The job fair featured a number of local employers, including Southwest Medical Associates, HealthCare Partners, and others.

“We work with a number of employers across the valley to make this event a success,” Silver said. “Our main goal is to give these graduating residents and fellows the resources to practice medicine here in Clark County instead of elsewhere, which helps address the massive shortage of physicians in the area.”