Family Day

Class of 2020

Orientation Week ends with Family Day on Friday. This event is designed to give families, friends and significant others, important information about what their student will be experiencing in medical school. The day starts with a pancake breakfast and welcome from the Dean. Information sessions and tours immediately follow the breakfast giving everyone a chance to meet other students and their families. The day concludes with the White Coat Ceremony. For more information contact Jodi Shpargel, (775) 682-8361.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine merchandise will be available for purchase at the Dean's Pancake Breakfast. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted. Funds raised from the sales support student activities throughout the school year. For more information contact Cathy Four, (775) 682-8350.

2017 Family Day Schedule

Friday, August 11, 2017:

8:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast and University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Merchandise Sale, Center for Molecular Medicine/Pennington Building Quad

8:45 a.m.

  • Children's Activities
  • Welcoming Remarks
    • Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., Dean, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Vice President, Division of Health Sciences
    • Cherie Singer, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
    • Lazaro Peraza, President, School of Medicine Class of 2020
  • Educating Our Future Physicians
    • Timothy Baker, M.D., Associate Dean for Medical Education
    • Kirk Bronander, M.D., MD FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Academic Hospitalist Director, Medical Director of Simulation, Reno
    • James Kenyon, M.D., Senior Associate Dean, Research
    • Ryan Johnson, Executive Director, Student Outreach Clinic
  • Closing Remarks
    • Cherie Singer, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
  • Immediately Following Program:
    • School of Medicine Self-Guided Tours: William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building

10:00 a.m. Concurrent Panels

  • A Spouse/Partner's Guide to Surviving in Medical School
    • William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building
  • My Child Is In Medical School… Now What?
    • William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building

3:30 p.m. Class of 2021 Reports for White Coat Ceremony Rehearsal, Joe Crowley Student Union, Milt Glick Ballroom, 4th Floor

5:00 p.m. White Coat Ceremony and reception (4:30 p.m. doors open for guests), Joe Crowley Student Union, Milt Glick Ballroom, 4th Floor