About Family Medicine Reno

Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine Department

Department Objectives

Patient Care

In order to provide our patients with optimal medical care, we seek to blend the best evidence-based medicine with compassion in a cost-effective manner.

Medical Education

Education and training of students and residents is a core value of this department. Recognizing that we are working with adult learners, our goal is to provide a safe environment for learners to expand their knowledge and skills. Our motto is to encourage learners to "diagnose and manage the common problems uncommonly well" while also allowing exploration of individualized areas of interest.

Two physicians delivering mock baby

Scholarly Activity

The development and dissemination of new knowledge are vital to the growth of family medicine, both in patient care and education. We support faculty, residents, and students pursuing their areas of interest and to publish their work

The Program

The Family Medicine Residency in Reno is a full-scope, fully-accredited program in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Graduates practice in various settings; rural or urban, solo family medicine or in large groups, traditional outpatient family medicine or strictly hospitalists or as urgent care physicians. The Family Medicine Center (FMC), the home and heart of the department and residency, is located on the University of Nevada Reno's medical school campus. The Family Medicine Center is approximately 12,000 square feet and contains a conference room, a fully equipped minor surgery room, a residents' work area, library, business and faculty offices, laboratory, x-ray, and ultrasound. Hospital training in concentrated at the Ioannis Lougaris VA Medical Center and Renown Regional Medical Center in the first year, often working with Internal Medicine and Surgery residents. During the second and third year, our residents spend more time in the ambulatory setting, both at the FMC and in private offices. Our upper-level residents also manage the inpatient service at St. Mary's Medical Center where family medicine is the only residency.

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