Goals for the M.D. Program

Office of Medical Education

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At the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, the teaching faculty is responsible for creating and delivering the curriculum and assessing student progress towards achievement of these goals. Therefore, we:

  • Provide our students with the scientific knowledge, clinical skills, and humanitarian values needed to contribute to the best possible care of patients.
  • Teach and reinforce the skills necessary to evaluate and apply evidence-based medicine and personal experience to quality, patient-centered care.
  • Offer students opportunities to practice and improve their clinical and interpersonal skills for the benefit of patient care, team interaction, and patient advocacy.
  • Value and promote the skills of reflection, self-evaluation, and self-care. Our students must become lifelong learners in order to perform at the high level expected by their profession.
  • Educate our students about disparities in healthcare systems and train them to be culturally sensitive to their patients’ concerns.
  • Provide students with opportunities for scholarship and leadership that will benefit people in Nevada, nationally, and internationally.
  • Evaluate students’ performance in a timely fashion to assure that they are meeting their educational goals.

We, the faculty, dedicate ourselves to excellence in our professions in order to serve as positive role models to our students.