About Our Program

Office of Medical Education

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine offers an outstanding medical education program in which students are actively engaged in the learning process from matriculation to graduation.

The first two years of the M.D. program are concentrated in the classrooms, laboratories and clinical settings on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The curriculum emphasizes the biomedical and behavioral sciences basic and foundational to the practice of medicine. Basic science disciplines are integrated with each other and with clinical problems to promote the learning of problem-solving skills.

Our curriculum utilizes a systems based block format to further integrate the basic science disciplines with clinical problems. Early clinical training is provided for students to learn patient interviewing, doctor-patient relationship skills and physical examination and diagnosis.

Throughout the first and second years, students spend time with community physicians in outpatient settings. Additionally, opportunities to participate in basic and clinical science research throughout the curriculum are available.

The third and fourth years emphasize a balance of ambulatory and inpatient medical education designed to prepare students for residency training and beyond. Third and fourth year students study clinical medicine in Reno, Las Vegas, and rural Nevada.