Department of Family and Community Medicine: Family Practice Residency Program, Reno
Current Residents: Chief

Department of Family and Community Medicine

2021 – 2022
Chief Residents

Kaley Getchis Chief Resident
Tim Grunert M.D.

  • Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Career Goals: Health Advocacy/Policy Development and Medical Education
  • Hobbies: Playing Guitar/Piano, Swimming, SpikeBall, Rubik’s Cubing

Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?The Family Medicine Residency at UNR Med provides such a strong family-feel to their residents and medical students. The extraordinary support, combined with the opportunity to earn a diverse education and participate in both advocacy and medical education, all in my own home was unmatched anywhere else. The faculty and residents here are those who shaped my love for Family Medicine, and the opportunity to learn and work alongside them is incredibly exciting!


Jacob Sprano Chief Resident
Jacob Sprano DO

  • Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine
  • Undergraduate College: The College of Wooster
  • Career Goals: Full spectrum family medicine
  • Hobbies: Hiking, camping, backpacking, hunting, dipnetting, soccer, spikeball, reading

Why did you choose the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno Family Medicine Residency?There were a lot of great reasons for me to choose this program. I was initially drawn to apply here because of the great outdoor access and my desire to move out west again; however, after interviewing I was blown away by the friendliness of the residents and faculty. UNR family med strikes a great balance between the resources of a larger academic institution and a smaller community feel that allows family docs to practice cradle to grave medicine. All the residents are eager to learn and always willing to help and teach! I couldn’t be happier with my choice to be here in Reno.