Comprehensive Team-based Care
Resident Physicians and Your Care
Resident physicians are placed at the Internal Medicine and Multispecialty Clinic – Renown Campus in order to fulfill an essential part of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's mission to train medical doctors.
What is a resident physician?
A resident is a doctor who completed medical school, but is continuing training. Resident physicians during the first year of training are referred to as interns.
Internship and residency are standard training that every physician completes before practicing medicine independently. Training lasts for three years in internal medicine.
Our resident physicians work with supervising "attending" physicians to review your health care plans and ensure excellent care.
What is an attending physician?
An attending physician is a doctor who has completed his or her medical training and is the supervising physician on staff. Your resident physician works closely with the attending physician, and all decisions are under the guidance of the assigned attending physician.
At every one of your visits, your care is discussed with the attending physician. An attending physician will be available while you are in the office for questions or concerns.
Why should I be a patient in a resident physician clinic?
Resident physician schedules are arranged so that they can spend additional quality time with you. This session is used not only to evaluate your health needs, but to also consult with the supervising physician on care recommendations. Resident physicians discuss every patient with the attending physician. Each patient will have an in-depth review of their illnesses, medications and comprehensive care plans. Resident physicians gain medical experience through interactions with patients and critical feedback, fostering personal and professional growth. Every physician must complete residency before being able to practice independently. You are making an impact on the education of physicians by being an integral part of the physician's training.
Benefits of a resident clinic for your care
- Comprehensive care
- Affordable cash pay options
- Same day scheduling available
- Team-based approach
- Longer appointment sessions
- Medicaid, Medicare and most commercial insurances accepted
How do I schedule an appointment to see a resident?
Call (775) 982-5000, and we will be happy to help set you up an appointment.