Lee’s Summit Medical Center will have a graduate medical education program at Lee’s Summit Family Medicine, in affiliation with HCA Midwest Health. Earlier this year, HCA Healthcare announced that more than 1,850 positions had been posted across the country for its July 2022 graduate medical education programs.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education granted accreditation to the Lee’s Summit family medicine residency program in late April. The three-year program, which accepted its first class of residents on July 1, will provide doctors with academic training and practical experience early in their careers.
Six residents will be selected each year for a total of 18 in its third year.
The Association of American Medical Colleges has estimated that the United States could have a shortage of more than 100,000 doctors by 2034. Primary care specialists are expected to experience the greatest shortages.
“HCA Healthcare has a long-standing commitment to higher medical education across the country, sponsoring more than 300 residency and fellowship programs in 16 states,” said HCA Vice President, Higher Medical Education. , Dr. Sabesan Karuppiah in a written statement.
“We are proud of Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s new GME-accredited program that will further address the shortage of primary care physicians, while improving access to high-quality, compassionate patient care in eastern Jackson County. “
Director of the Lee’s Summit Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Lawrence Gibbs, notes that the program will help prepare physicians to provide ongoing care to their patients throughout their lives, “an essential part of medical training. family,” he said.
“Attracting and retaining talent is integral to expanding access to patient care and improving the overall health of our community. »
For more information about Lee’s Summit Medical Center and its services, visit https://hcamidwest.com/locations/lees-summit-medical-center/.
Rock the Amp continues through October.
Local bands and musicians will continue to entertain crowds throughout the rest of the summer and into early fall during Legacy Park’s Rock the Amp series. Concerts will start at 7 p.m., unless otherwise specified. Check for rain delays or cancellations online. Watch the following shows:
▪ The Phil Collins Experience, August 5, features singer Terry Adams Jr., recreating the look, sound and energy of Phil Collins on stage. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show.
▪ Blues Fest on August 27 will feature Heather Newman and Jason Vivone performing blues music. The event is free.
▪ The M80s on September 24 brings a brand of 80s pop, rock and new wave music covers to KC. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show.
▪ SoulRoot on October 7 brings hits from the past five decades. Song covers range from Adelle to Johnny Cash to Outkast. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show.
Tickets for all events can be purchased online at RockTheAmp.net or in person at the Legacy Park Amphitheater, 1201-1501 NE Legacy Park Drive, on the day of the event.