We bring it all home

The School of Medicine was established in 1969 as a community-based medical school with a mission of educating primary care physicians for rural Nevada. 

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We create lasting change

The University of Nevada, Reno is one of the nation's top public research universities, and the School of Medicine is a major contributor to its success. Research is an integral part of our students' educational experience. It is how we encourage our students to explore. It is how we show, rather than tell, how we do, rather than say.

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Celebrating 50 Years of History

March 1969 Gov. Paul Laxalt signs Assembly Bill 130, officially creating the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Learn more: Great Basin History of Medicine

Get to Know UNR Med

UNR Med ranks as the No. 7 most affordable medical school for in-state students, in the U.S., according to a 2018 study released by U.S. News & World Report.

Community Engagement

As northern Nevada's medical school, we are a fundamental part of our community. The medical care we provide is unparalleled because it is built on the collective knowledge of Nevada's experienced and skilled health care community. 


Our goal is to engage students in the pursuit of clinical excellence as lifelong learners through leadership, communication and teamwork and to support faculty in the development, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum.