The Heart of the School
Serving as a community/joint faculty member is more than just a teaching position. It is an opportunity to provide important feedback to students and residents to ensure progress in their medical education. Community/joint Faculty are the heart of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and we appreciate your commitment to educating the next generation of health care professionals.
Community Faculty Benefits
As a community/joint faculty member, there are benefits made available to you including access to the Savitt Medical Library, discounted Wolf Pack Athletics tickets, and educator discounts.
Community/joint faculty members are educators, trainers, coaches and mentors that assist in improving the overall healthcare of Nevada and help give our students a holistic view of medicine.
Professional Development Opportunities
Physician preceptors assume an important role in the medical education of our medical students and residents. Whether seasoned or new educators, learning opportunities are available through our Community/joint Faculty News "Teaching Tips" series and in our free, CME granting workshops. Contact the OCF for more information.
Community Based Faculty
Community and joint faculty are one the School of Medicine's most important assets. They share their knowledge, skills and abilities with our learners in a wide variety of practice environments and give our learners a holistic view of medicine.
The medical education at UNR Med reflects the depth and breadth of these community-based partnerships. From their own patient exam rooms to the lecture halls of the medical school, community/joint faculty provide unique learning opportunities for our learners. And in turn, our learners – as future health care professionals - value community/joint faculty for the real-world perspective and mentorship.
Building Meaningful Relationships
It is our goal to build meaningful relationships between community/joint faculty and the School of Medicine. We encourage faculty to nurture professional relationships with learners to further their education and enhance the institution. The role of a community/joint faculty member is to support and advance the medical practice opportunities at the School of Medicine.
The education program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine reflects the depth and breadth of these community-based partnerships. From their own patient exam rooms to the lecture halls of the medical school, community/joint faculty provide unique learning opportunities for our learners.