Department of Family and Community Medicine: Las Vegas

Produced by Vegas PBS, "A Day in the Life of a Resident" shows the typical day for a medical resident at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

If there is one thing all family medicine residents have in common, it's that they're a close-knit group of individuals who are all passionate about the health and wellbeing of their community. Staff and residents support each other while teaching and working to ensure a good balance in the overall quality of life. Most residents agree that the residency program provides a manageable schedule with fantastic educational opportunities. Faculty members are easily accessible for advising and mentoring residents throughout the duration of the program.

The three-year residency in family medicine is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Dedicated faculty are board certified mentors and have offered a broad-range of interests and experience since the program's inception in 1989. Residents come from diverse backgrounds and are committed to life-long learning by the variety offered in the curriculum. All family medicine residents receive ACLS, BLS, ALSO, and Neonatal training/certification, sponsored by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Las Vegas Residency

Exceptional residents continue to choose Family and Community Medicine in Las Vegas to complete their primary care medical training because of the assortment of patients they get to see and the various medical conditions they get to treat. Residents enjoy the diversity and the camaraderie the Reno School of Medicine has to offer. Current residents will tell you that the Department of Family Medicine in Las Vegas has a strong academic and clinical program with highly respected faculty mentors. This is why Nevada-born residents have chosen to remain in the Silver State as a means of giving back to all Nevada has brought to them in terms of education and opportunity.

Rural Residency, Winnemucca

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Las Vegas Family Medicine Residency Program also offers physicians the chance to complete the last two years of their residency training in a rural setting. This program takes place in Winnemucca, Nevada at Humboldt General Hospital. It offers similar medical education and training as the Las Vegas residency program but gives physicians the opportunity to provide primary care to underserved communities. Current residents include those born and raised in the state who enjoy serving low-income communities and well-traveled residents who have aided third-world countries in helping those residents learn how to improve their health. Residents on the rural track believe practicing family medicine is a great means to community outreach and helping those who aren't as fortunate as others.