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!

In early November 2013 we received some exciting news: we have been approved to start a 4 year length of training pilot program! We are going to offer 2 - 3 slots for this new program which will allow interested and motivated residents the opportunity to obtain an MPH (or other select degree) and focus on community involvement and leadership during their 4 year family medicine residency. If you are interested in this concept, please let us know!

As a medical school administered community based program, at a smaller primary care focused medical school, we believe we offer "the best of both worlds". Our residents do not find themselves in competition with other services for good cases or procedures, yet benefit from having all the resources of the medical school at their disposal. Most importantly, this includes having students on our service all year. Our department has been awarded the "Outstanding Teaching Department" almost 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 in the full scope of family medicine, or tailor their training to more specific goals as best suits the resident.

Things that make this residency special include:

  • No competition for OB, pediatric, surgical or any specialty service cases
  • A very sophisticated medical community that fully supports our residency
  • A collaborative internal medicine program which provides training in the first year and takes pressure off the family medicine program for being the "work horse" program
  • The only residency program in Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
  • Very strong newborn and pediatric services.
  • A strong and mature rural experience
  • Wilderness Medicine
  • Strong presence in the free Student Outreach Clinic
  • Sports medicine, geriatrics and hospice-palliative care fellowships
  • A great community to live in with many outdoor recreating opportunities
  • Dedicated, motivated and stable cohort of faculty

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:

  • The University of Nevada, Reno is the state's oldest university and provides ample athletic, arts and academic venues
  • The city also hosts ballet, symphony, chamber music, opera and acting companies, as well as hosting many large and small events
  • 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
  • Whitewater kayaking on the Truckee River (class II - IV), or throw down moves in our downtown whitewater park.
  • Great mountain biking: From Peavine Mountain right from the FMC or spectacular Tahoe rides including the world famous "Tahoe Flume Ride"!
  • Restaurants and night spots along Reno's "River Corridor" and the up and coming "Midtown" to fill whatever you desire.
  • A three hour drive to San Francisco and the 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!

We hope you take a good look at our program and if sounds like the training you'd like to be offered and a place you'd like to live, please consider applying. You can find more information about our application process and requirements on this page. You can also contact our residency coordinators Brittney Espinoza or Cheryl Baldovi-Manville.


Richard Williams, M.D.
Program Director

Lacy Fettic, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Leslie Greenberg, M.D.
Associate Program Director