Los Robles Health System announced its 2022 class of internal medicine, neurology, anesthesiology and surgery Residents during the annual Match Day. Nearly 2,300 applicants applied for 32 spots which in addition to internal medicine, now includes anesthesiology, neurology and surgery. The talented group of 32 new residents will become the second Graduate Medical Education class at Los Robles Health System and will join the 15 existing internal medicine residents. The new residents will begin July 1, 2022. 

The announcement was made during the annual event called “The Match”– when graduating medical students learn where they will be spending the next several years as residents. “The addition of three specialties to our growing residency program is a significant milestone in the development of medical education in the Conejo Valley. Our team is thrilled to welcome new medical residents to our campus and community,” says Natalie Mussi, President and CEO of Los Robles Health System. “We have talented physicians and staff that have a lot to offer all of our new residents. We will provide them with a strong multidisciplinary perspective that will give them the foundation to thrive in their future specialty.”

The GME program at Los Robles ensures that our community has access to physicians even in an era of physician shortages. 1 in 3 physicians are older than 55 and expected to retire within the next 5-10 years. The sheer number of applicants demonstrates Los Robles Health System’s appeal to new physicians and their desire to practice medicine where they live. In fact, 70% of physicians settle down in the community in which they complete their training. This is great news for our community.

“After a very successful inaugural year, we are excited to more than double our program with the new 2022 residents,” says Dr. Jasprit Takher, program director of Internal Medicine. “As our program grows we continue to see unprecedented interest from graduates who want to practice in our community.”

“We are beyond thrilled to offer an exceptional training environment for our incoming Residents,” says Dr. Asif Taqi, program director of the first-year neurology residency program class. “The residency process is important and will give our future physicians the ability to practice neurology while utilizing a high standard of quality care in a clinical setting.”

“Los Robles has been recognized for the seventh time in a row as a Leapfrog “A” facility, demonstrating our commitment to high quality patient care,” says Dr. Gabriella Sherman, Chief Medical Officer of Los Robles Health System. “We’re also leading the way in clinical trials and offering patients the latest treatments in cardiology, orthopedics and more. Our graduate medical education program will continue to raise the bar in quality and advance all of the services we provide at Los Robles.” 

The 2022 Main Residency Match® was the largest thus far, with more than 42,000 applicants, as reported by the National Resident Matching Program®, which matches fourth-year medical students with hospital and universities to find the right “match” for their residency goals. This is also the first year in which all allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) applicants participated in one matching process.

ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education (GME) programs. Residency is the final phase of a long educational process, required for a physician to practice medicine, and is most influential in determining where a physician eventually practices.