Economic Impact

About the School of Medicine

In addition to the significant contributions made to improving the health and healthcare of all Nevadans, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine adds jobs and other tremendous financial benefits that reverberate throughout the state. The School of Medicine employs 2,126 Nevadans who earned $118.6 million in payroll and benefits in 2015. Spending by School of Medicine employees generated an additional 1,363 jobs and $55.9 million in payroll and benefits in Nevada, while School of Medicine expenditures of $64.9 million on educational, research, and clinical operations generated an additional $53.4 million in economic activity in the state. The total economic contribution of the School of Medicine to the Nevada economy was $292.8 million in 2015; every dollar spent by the medical school in 2015 produced an additional $0.596 in economic activity in Nevada that year. (Data from The Contribution of the School of Medicine to the Nevada Economy, March 2016).