Dignity Health | hello Healthy | Spring 2019

6 DignityHealth.org/central-california | Spring 2019 generation of New residency programbrings newphysicians to the community July 2018 was a milestone month for Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center, as well as for the Stockton community and the state of California. That’s when St. Joseph’s launched its first medical residency programs, one in emergency medicine and one in family medicine. This first class of medical residents is 15 strong – and talented. More than 800 newly minted doctors competed for the chance to extend their training here, allowing St. Joseph’s to choose the best and brightest applicants. Rapid expansion “This is just the beginning of a crucial new undertaking to expand our residency training,” says Donald Wiley, President and Chief Executive Officer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. Altogether, St. Joseph’s Board of Managers has approved plans for 12 residency programs. The next two – in internal medicine and obstetrics- gynecology – are slated to welcome their first residents in July 2019. The remaining programs will launch and grow over the next five to seven years. When the program is fully implemented, a total of 184 new doctors will train at Training the next