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Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. Reflections from the Dean: The regenerative power of teacher-learner relationships
Tuesday, October 15, 2019: We have a crisis in medicine and medical education. We see seemingly daily reports on the deteriorating state of the mental health and well-being of medical students, residents and physicians. There is much we don't know, and much we could criticize about the general state of research in this field, but the data are clear that something serious is threatening the fundamental values of the medical profession.

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Study Finds Orofacial Differences in People With Deficit Schizophrenia

• Psychiatry &Behavioral Health Learning Network

People with schizophrenia with primary negative symptoms, known as deficit schizophrenia, had significantly wider oral palates compared with patients with nondeficit schizophrenia as well as control subjects in a study published online in Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Democrats debate which proposal is best to tackle rural hospital crisis

• CBS News

"For starters, you're dealing with really low volume," Dr. John Packham, an associate dean researching rural healthcare at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, told CBS News. "Some of the hospitals that I work with, literally have two or three inpatients a day but you nonetheless have to staff it for nursing 24/7. You have to have lab and radiology available."

Woman details becoming a doctor 25 years after medical school

• NBC Today Show 3rd Hour

Suzanne Watson wanted to be a doctor since she was a little girl, but that dream was deferred when she wed and started having children. She eventually discovered another calling, becoming a priest, but that same desire to pursue medicine persisted. She tells the 3rd hour of TODAY how she ended up making that dream a reality.

Population growth and healthcare: UNR Med, TMCC roll out programs to foster a local workforce

• Northern Nevada Business View

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine created its Physician Assistant program in 2015 and accepted its first cohort of 24 students in 2018. To get an idea of demand, 800 students applied to the first run of the 25-month, full-time master’s-level program, which requires 123 credits to complete. This year, there were more than 1,600 applicants.

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's annual State of the School Address features an updated 2019-2020 Fact Sheet and information on the institution. Download 2019 UNR Med State of the School resources

Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, delivered UNR Med's 2019 State of the School Address, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at Basin Street Stadium Club at Mackay Stadium.