Students at graduation 2019 cap and gown

Reflections from the Dean: Commencement is just the beginning

Commencement for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Class of 2019 marked the end of a long phase of formal education and the beginning of a lifetime of informal—but even more critical-learning and professional growth.

The same is true to some extent to the School of Medicine itself, as we close a yearlong celebration of our 50th anniversary. We will forever remember the cumulative efforts and contributions of all who have come before us—Gov. Paul Laxalt, the Nevada Legislature, the Board of Regents, community and business leaders and prominent Reno physicians, in addition to the more than 3,500 students, residents and fellows who have been educated and trained at UNR Med, a prestigious group of alumni the Class of 2019 now joins.


The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is celebrating 50 years of a proud pioneering tradition in progressive medical education. We have guided more than 2,000 students in their journeys to become physicians, researchers and medical professionals. We are a top choice for students who want a tailored medical school experience in an invigorating outdoors-oriented west coast setting. Students are drawn to our small class sizes, award-winning faculty members and well balanced work and school life.

Our curriculum extends far beyond the walls of our University, emphasizing a team-based approach to medical education that produces skilled and compassionate medical professionals. This means our students have the opportunity to work with expert physicians, biomedical researchers and healthcare professionals as they decide where their medical careers will take them.

We encourage you to explore our campus and when you're ready to apply, we're here for you every step of the way.

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