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Reflections from the Dean: 2019 State of the School Address

By Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.

By the time you read this, I will have had the privilege of delivering my ninth State of the School Address on Sept. 9 at the Basin Street Club in Mackay Stadium. The achievements I highlighted that night-and the programs to which we have committed for our future-represent our past, present and future choices.

I am proud of our thriving School of Medicine, which has established itself as a scientific leader in biomedical research, transforming health care learners into health care leaders, providing critical sources of care to underserved patients and contributing to the quality of life in our communities with a culture of diversity, integrity, innovation and respect.


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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