Mission and Vision

About the School of Medicine

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Our Vision

A Healthy Nevada

Our Mission

Improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in:

  • student education and postgraduate training that produces global leaders in medicine;
  • clinical care, safety and innovation;
  • research with local, national and global impact;
  • an institutional culture of diversity and inclusion.

Our Core Values

  • Compassion: We are kind and caring towards our patients and each other. We are committed to aid those who are sick, understand their experience and create a positive, healing environment.
  • Diversity: We value and support diversity. We are committed to inclusive and consistent practices toward our patients and each other.
  • Excellence: We work toward improvement with an expectation of excellence in professional and organizational standards.
  • Integrity: We act in an ethical, honest and responsible manner. We hold ourselves accountable to act with integrity.
  • Respect: We practice fairness, and communicate appropriately and respectfully.
  • Safety: We provide a safe environment free of threats and danger.
  • Service: We provide excellent service and meet the needs of all we serve. We remove barriers to access.
  • Stewardship: We embody the responsible planning and management of resources.

Diversity Statement

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education, research and health care. Our school is an inclusive and engaged community and recognizes the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. We strive to develop culturally competent graduates to care for the residents of Nevada and the nation.

Our Professional Code of Conduct

Internal Medicine Las Vegas FacultyOur Commitment

Consistent with our mission statement, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine seeks to provide a healthful and positive environment that promotes excellence in clinical care and education. Central to that mission are our patients, who provide us with the opportunity to train health care professionals of the future while enhancing the health and well-being of the community. We seek to create an environment that serves all who enter our doors, from the physicians who teach our learners, to our employees and patients, whose health we seek to improve. Achievement of that goal is dependent upon the development of positive relationships in the workplace and the commitment to competence and excellence by our physicians and health care professionals. As members of this organization, we will work together to build an environment of professionalism, inclusion, dignity and respect to act as responsible, trusted partners committed to the mission of the School of Medicine.

To work at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine means that the individual is a trusted partner who understands the mission and values of the organization and is willing to act responsibly and work with others to achieve School of Medicine objectives.