Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dear Residency Candidate,

We're delighted that you are interested in our program in Reno, Nevada. We believe we have an excellent program, in an excellent location, and would like to have the opportunity to show it off to you!

As a medical school-administered community-based program, we believe we offer "the best of both worlds."  Our parent medical school is primary-care friendly and our Dean is a family physician! Our residents do not compete for good cases or procedures and benefit from having medical school resources at their disposal. We have medical students on our family medicine service all year, which helps transform our resident learners into teachers. Our department has been awarded the "Outstanding Teaching Department" nearly every year and we intend to continue that sweep!

At the University of Nevada, Reno Family Medicine Residency we offer residents an opportunity to excel at the full scope of family medicine, or tailor training to more specific goals as best suits the resident.

Our residency has many special features...

  • Two evidence-based models of group visits: CenteringPregnancy for group obstetrical visits and CenterParenting group parenting classes/well-child checks that residents and faculty lead.  Annual facilitator training is held annually.
  • A rural track for 2 residents. The first year of training is in Reno with the last two years in Elko, Nevada.
  • We take 6 residents for the Reno track and 2 in rural track (6 in Reno and 2 in rural track).
  • Two resident retreats per year.
  • Another educational change has been adding family medicine faculty with specific areas of interest--
    • Two family physicians perform obstetrics. Two nurse-midwives are on the obstetrical team. 
    • Three sports-medicine-fellowship-trained family physicians serve as UNR team physicians and teach all the family medicine residents and sports medicine fellows musculoskeletal medicine.
    • The past Wilderness Medicine Society President directs a Wilderness Medicine fellowship and leads many wilderness events for residents and medical students throughout the year.

Although many people immediately think of casinos and Las Vegas when they think of Nevada, Reno has much, much more to offer. Some of the great reasons we love living in Reno include:

  • University of Nevada, Reno--the state's oldest university provides ample athletic, arts, and academic venues.
  • Reno hosts a vibrant arts scene with ballet, symphony, chamber music, opera, and plays.
  • Reno Aces AAA baseball in a great downtown stadium.
  • Excellent public schools
  • The fascinating, expansive high desert is literally out our back door
  • Lake Tahoe is just thirty minutes away.
  • Skiing at a variety of top-notch resorts 35 - 50 minutes from Reno (many residents, including interns, buy an annual ski pass!)
  • Whitewater kayaking on the Truckee River (class II-IV), or throw down moves in our downtown whitewater park.
  • Great mountain biking: Bike the hills in town or enjoy spectacular Tahoe rides including the world-famous "Tahoe Flume Trail!"
  • Restaurants and nightlife along Reno's "River Corridor" and the hip "Midtown" area--to fill whatever you desire.
  • San Francisco is a three-hour drive west, to the Pacific coast.

With an airport designed for the tourist industry, flying in and out of Reno is so convenient that you might just find yourself overwhelmed with friends and family coming to visit you!

Take a good look at our program and consider applying! Find more information about our application process and requirements on this page or contact our residency coordinator Cheryl Baldovi-Manville.


Richard Williams, MD
Program Director

Leslie Greenberg, MD FAAFP
Associate Program Director

Mark L. Stovak M.D., FAMSSM, FACSM, FAAFP, CAQ-Sports Medicine
Associate Program Director