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Billings Clinic Hosts Residency Students

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Billings is home to a mecca of healthcare providers and Billings Clinic is taking another step to further improve medical standards.

A new residency program will begin in July but applicants from around the world took a tour of the Billings Clinic campus on Wednesday.

"It's a laboratory to reinvent healthcare," said Dr. Roger Bush, Program Director of Billings Clinic's Internal Medicine Residency.

That's a high calling alone but one that just may be possible thanks to a residency program designed to improve several facets of healthcare offered at Billings Clinic.

"Better care for individuals, better experience for patients, better health for our population and our population is this vast area, 500 miles in radius. And then better value so that somebody can afford care," said Bush.

It's all potentially possible through young doctors, newly graduated from medical school and all interested in beginning their practice in Big Sky Country. Like Adam Sheperdigian, an American born doctor who was raised in Europe and studied medicine in Wales.

"The residency program, especially in the USA, it offers me an opportunity to influence healthcare the way I actually get to say something about it. Which is quite cool, especially in a very new program where they're very interested in how I'm trained," said Sheperdigian.

Applicants were taken on a thirty minute tour of Billings Clinic's vast facility; highlighting where, if chosen, they will spend 36 months next summer in the new intern program.

"We have a Canadian today, and then another person who is from Peru and people coming from Houston and Kansas City as well," said Bush.

After it's all said and done, six very fortunate interns will have completed their residency at Billings Clinic in 2017; adding yet another reason why Billings continues to improve its healthcare one patient at a time.

 

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