Resident Leadership Council

The Resident Leadership Council (RLC) main purpose is to represent and advocate for the medical residents and fellows throughout their training at UNR MED. The Leardership Council helps identify and address issues and concerns related to their work and learning environment. RLC leadership serves as a communication link between residents/fellows and administration. The RLC participates in the ongoing review of residency curriculum and policies discussed during the Graduate Medical Education Committee on behalf of all the residents/fellows. The RLC is also responsible for addressing wellbeing-related services and issues. They may also participate in the organization of social and well-being events throughout the year.

Mission Statement

The mission of the resident leadership committee is to be the voice of residents and to influence policy change among graduate medical education in Reno, Nevada.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Monday, January 9, 2023 at 5: 30 p.m.- General RLC Meeting
  • Monday, March 13, 2023 at 5: 30 p.m. - RLC Forum open to all residents
  • Monday, May 8, 2023 at 5: 30 p.m. - General RLC Meeting)
  • Monday, June 12, 2023 at 5: 30 p.m. - General RLC Meeting)

2022-2023 Resident Leadership Council Members

Fellow Representative

  • Emily Warnock


  • Ashley Maestas, MD
  • Wynston Bennett, MD
  • Landon Hester, MD (intern)

Family Medicine

  • Lauren Turich, MD (chair)
  • Daniel Bester, MD
  • Colin Baldwin, MD
  • Trenten Fenster, MD (intern)

Internal Medicine

  • Jon Habashy, MD
  • Nisthitha Shekhar, MD
  • Binoy Shah, MD
  • Ram Seeni, MD
  • Aaron Ireland, MD (intern)
  • Peter Voong, DO

Council of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Matthew Malone, MD