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For any additional questions, please contact Michelle Maiorino, our program coordinator at (702) 916-6906, or

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How to apply

ERAS#: 1803100154

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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to our new ACGME-accredited Neurology Residency Program Based at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center as part of the HCA Healthcare Sunrise Health GME consortium.

About our program

  • Positions: 3 Residents accepted each year
  • Hospital Locations: Southern Hills Hospital, Mountain View Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
    • Neurology Inpatient Services
    • Critical Care/ICU
  • Continuity Care Clinic
    • Desert Neurology: 9280 W Sunset Road, Suite 236; Las Vegas, NV 89148
  • Comprehensive Salary & Benefits
    • Health benefits
    • Long-term disability, life insurance, and 401K

Thursday afternoon is geared towards academic half-day didactics, which include a longitudinal series to support ongoing learning and preparation for the certification examination which is held at Southern Hills Hospital

Get to Know the Team

Venkatachalam Veerappan, MD, MRCP Program Director

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Dr. Venkatchalam Veerappan, MD, MRCP

Program overview

Eligibility Requirements

  • US Citizens or individuals with permanent resident status (green card)
  • Medical School Graduate LCME and COCA Accredited, ECFMG Certificate
  • Preference for individuals who graduated from residency within 2 years prior to anticipating start date.
  • Must have passed the USMLE step 1 and 2 or COMLEX Level 1 and level 2
  • No more than 2 attempts to pass the USMLE or COMLEX
  • Eligible for Nevada licensure
  • Military and public services exceptions
  • Professional and ethical behavior meeting the highest standard
  • Applicants must be processed through a mandatory background check.

Application process

Applications will be accepted only through ERAS. The Neurology Program will be participating in Match 2021. The required ERAS documents are as follows:

  • ERAS Application
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Curriculum Vitae, including scholarly work during residency
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from primary residency/specialty.
  • USMLE or COMLEX score transcript(s) for Steps/Levels 1, 2CK/CE, and 2CS/PE
  • Medical school transcript
  • ECFMG Certificate, if indicated

For more information and to submit application materials, contact

Program Coordinator Michelle Maiorino (702) 916-6906

Please direct any inquiries to the program coordinator.

Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

See our Schedule

We have received our 10 year-continued accreditation on September 18th, 2013.
The Program Director reviews all the applications to our program and evaluates the applicants’ overall skills and professional achievements; a decision to invite a candidate for an interview is based on several factors, not only the medical school graduation year.
We currently only accept J-1 Visa applicants.
Not at the moment of your application. We do request that you submit an ECFMG Status Report with your ERAS common application.
The Program Director, Associate Program Director and other faculty review all the applications to our program and evaluate the applicant's overall skills and professional achievements; a decision to invite a candidate for an interview is based on several factors, not only USMLE scores.
Research is a major portion of our Internal Medicine residency training program. Our residents are active participants of regional and national events that foster research and scholarly activities. Our faculty members work very closely with residents to encourage publications and research according to the residents’ area of interest. Our residents receive an annual stipend to participate in activities that promote research and scholarly activity and are required to complete one research project at the time of graduation. A minimum of one Quality Improvement Project is expected from residents graduating from the program. The program also organizes a research week during the month of September to promote and acknowledge the research results within the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.
We are located in central Aventura. The Aventura mall which is the third largest in the United States is 5 minutes from the hospital. The Gulfstream shopping and restaurant plaza is 3 minutes from the hospital. There are numerous multicultural cuisines within a 10 minute radius of the hospital. Both North Miami and South Beach are about 15-20 minutes from the hospital. There is always something to do in Miami.
Yes, $2,500 annually.
We currently offer Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Critical Care, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Cardiology, Hospice and Palliative Care.

Osman Perez, DO graduated in 2018 and is currently a Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow at Tulane University.

Romina Bromberg, MD graduated in 2018 and is currently an Infectious Disease Fellow at UCONN.

Kairavee Dave, MD graduated in 2017 and is currently a Gastroenterology Fellow at Aventura Hospital.

Binna Chokshi, MD graduated in 2018 and is currently a Cardiology Fellow at UNLV.

The remainder of our graduates are practicing as hospitalists in other states.

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