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A UNR Med student assists with drive-through COVID-19 testing. UNR Med students bolster health care workforce during COVID-19 pandemic
Tuesday, April 7, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much uncertainty and change at all levels of education. Medical education is no exception. While the COVID-19 outbreak has complicated the learning process, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) students are taking what they’ve learned in the lecture halls and during clinical rotations to mobilize in response to the COVID-19 crisis, bolstering the health care workforce in northern Nevada.

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Volunteer recruitment effort confronts state’s longstanding health professional shortage

• Nevada Current

“We’re trying to loosen some of the licensing requirements, expand reciprocity with other states — the big problem with all of those efforts is you see 49 other states doing the same thing,” said John Packham, associate dean for the Office of Statewide Initiatives at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

UNR Med students step up to help the community

• KOLO Channel 8 News

The campus up at UNR is pretty desolate. The same goes for the medical school where classes have been cancelled. But that doesn't mean students at the medical school aren't putting what they've learned to work. At a triage center, fourth year medical students are answering calls from those who have big concerns about the coronavirus and their potential exposure.

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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.