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Thu Jul 4, 2019, 06:04 PM

Hahnemann University Hospital closure upends career paths for 570 doctors-in-training

If there were ever a time for the Philadelphia region to prove its mettle as a center for medical education, this is it.

The impending closure of Hahnemann University Hospital is forcing about 570 residents who work at the Center City institution to find a new place to continue their training. Slated to close by early September, the hospital is already seeing a rapidly dwindling number of inpatients.

“For sure, there are going to be people who are left out,” said Willaim Sierraalta, 30, who moved here from Chicago three weeks ago to start his residency in surgery. “Less than a week after our official start date, they said the hospital will close.”

Sierraalta is one of 40 residents in surgery at Hahnemann. “We were supposed to be partners. Now we are competitors,” he said Thursday.

Read more: https://www.inquirer.com/business/hahnemann-university-hospital-residents-lose-training-grounds-20190703.html

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