A healthy Nevada starts here.

Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in education, training, clinical care and research.

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Nevada's first medical school

The School of Medicine is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school with campuses in Northern Nevada's metropolitan and rural areas. Through targeted growth and investment in education, clinical services and research, we are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country.

UNR Med Ranks in Top 100 for NIH Research Funds for 2021

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine ranked in the top 100 schools based on research funding received by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2021. In addition, the departments of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Microbiology all ranked in the top 100 of their respective fields.

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Our Programs

Providing an Unrivaled Education since 1969, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has prepared more than 3,500 students, residents and fellows to lead the way to better health.

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Physician Assistant Studies

The Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a fantastic opportunity for individuals interested in health care. 

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Speech Pathology & Audiology

Typically there are approximately 200 undergraduate and 50 graduate students enrolled in one of our three degree programs offered (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.). 

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Graduate Medical Education

Our programs meet and exceed the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements in each of the disciplines offered. 

Med School News

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Your brain on nature: how exposure to natural environments heals, calms and cures

Senior Associate Dean of UNR Med Melissa Piasecki, M.D., answers when, why and how we need nature in our lives.

Nephtali Barrera poses in the hallway in his uniform next to a plaque that says "Proud to serve. 152nd Medical Group."

Nevada Air National Guard's 'Baby Doc' program fosters medical careers

Bridging language barriers and making a difference: Dr. Nephtali Barrera's inspiring journey in health care and the Nevada Air National Guard

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Learning and leading through Nevada INBRE Tribal Academy of Health and Science

Helping Native American students succeed in science and health occupations through mentorship and guidance