About Us

Community and Joint Faculty are one of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's most important assets. They volunteer to share their knowledge, experiences, skills and abilities with our learners in a wide variety of practice environments. The Office for Community Faculty builds relationships between Community/Joint Faculty and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to promote the advancement of medical education.

Mission Statement

To support those committed to educating tomorrow's healthcare professionals.


A University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine office where all healthcare professionals volunteer their time to assist in the development of "A Healthy Nevada."


  • The value of the volunteer and others
  • Teamwork - internally and within school
  • Attitude of gratitude
  • Customer service
  • Diversity

What is a Community/Joint Faculty Member?

A Community/Joint Faculty member is a local health care industry leader. They have extensive experience in healing patients and work in a hospital, private practice, or rural setting. Retired health care workers are welcome to become members as well. These health care leaders volunteer their time to assist in training future health care professionals at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. There are a number of ways for Community/Joint Faculty members to get involved, but any time spent with students is a rewarding experience. Community/Joint Faculty members understand the importance of teaching medical learners to be exceptional health care professionals and enjoy the benefits of partnering with the first public medical school in Nevada.

If you're interested in becoming a Community or Joint Faculty member, please complete our interest form to learn more about the benefits.