In 2015, the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) approved a major expansion in public medical education in Nevada. The focus of this expansion has been on the launch of a new medical school in Las Vegas affiliated with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. An equally important, if not more consequential, change is for the former University of Nevada School of Medicine, now the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, to become fully-based in northern Nevada. This change has significant consequences for our identity, vision and mission, which we addressed with a robust strategic planning process. The following document describes the results of that process.
We have explored this transformation and the creation of a "new" school with a nearly 50-year tradition and history through a rigorous, data-driven process to understand our identity, our partners and, perhaps most importantly, our opportunities in serving our region and state. We examined how we live our mission in a changing educational and healthcare environment, including how we develop a local presence with a statewide vision, how we serve our rural partners, and how we become a major partner with other healthcare institutions to achieve our vision of A Healthy Nevada.
The School of Medicine community helped prioritize the objectives according to vision alignment, urgency and resource intensity which helped define the six initiatives that are the focus of our strategic plan: Infrastructure, Expanding Curriculum, Graduate Medical Education, Clinical and Translational Research, Strategic Recruitment, Institutional Identity and Climate. The result: a dynamic document which will be implemented with passion and integrity, in service of "A Healthy Nevada." Follow the links below to learn more about our 6 initiatives.
We will develop an institutional research strategy and invest in a clinical research enterprise.
We will further develop and promote UNR Med as an outstanding, inclusive and high-quality community-based medical school.