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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Reflections from the Dean

 • As the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine celebrates its 50th Anniversary of serving Nevada as the state's first medical school, increasing access to quality health care remains a priority for UNR Med, including those in our rural and underserved communities. I am extremely pleased, and immensely proud that UNR Med is another step closer to providing more health care resources and options to the residents of Elko through the much-anticipated grand opening of our Elko Family Medicine Residency Program.

UNR Med 50th Anniversary website launched

 • In honor of the 50th Anniversary of UNR Med, Advancement and Engagement launched a website to promote the school's many events and celebrations marking this momentous milestone. We invite you to visit our UNR Med 50 website, explore our rich history of medical education and Oral Histories, and register for the many upcoming events planned in the exciting year ahead.

UNR Med Announces Free Clinics in September/October

 • Northern Nevadans who are uninsured, underinsured or without a social security number can receive free medical care this September and October 2018 at upcoming University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Student Outreach Clinics.

How to Survive Burning Man

 • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Associate Professor Gary Johnson, M.D., has seen some playa dust in his time. As a 25-year veteran of Burning Man and a former member of the festival's medical team, he's also seen the type of maladies that come with a week of extreme temperatures, low visibility for drivers and cyclists, dust and more dust.

Reflections from the Dean: Our commitment to diversity

 • A culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to the success of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as we train the next generation of physicians and health care professionals. I want you to know how important that culture is to the leadership of UNR Med and to me personally.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine report addresses statewide physician shortage, shows growth

 • Doctors. They are an essential resource for impacting and improving the health and life spans of the population. However, demand for physicians in Nevada exceeds the current supply, with Nevada ranking No. 47 nationally for active physicians per 100,000 population. A new report on the state’s licensed physician workforce shows promising data, with the number of licensed physicians in the state increasing over a decade (2005 to 2015).

Plumas Bank Celebrates Artown with UNR Med

 • In honor of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 50th Anniversary, and in celebration of Reno’s Artown, UNR Med community partner, Plumas Bank, is displaying UNR Med student and local artist Rachael Lambin’s “Gray’s Anatomy” book sculpture for the month of July.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Graduate medical education, or GME, is the more formal phrase for what we call residency and fellowship training. It is the next step in medical education after medical school, and what dominates the thinking and preparation of all medical students. Medical school sets the stage for becoming a well-trained physician, but it is GME that brings down the curtain on the final act before these new physicians start their careers.

Vacationing outside the U.S.? Prepare with care close to home

 • Traveling someplace exotic this summer? Max J. Coppes, M.D., PhD, MBA, highlights the Travel Medicine Clinic at UNR Med's Internal Medicine and Multispecialty Clinic -- Renown Campus, and how the clinic can help you and your family prepare for travel with vaccinations, boosters and pre- and post-trip medications.

U.S. Senator Cortez Masto leads Alzheimer’s roundtable at UNR Med, Sanford Center for Aging and Dementia Friendly Nevada launch Open Door Cafés

 • U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) recently toured the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine’s (UNR Med) Sanford Center for Aging and hosted a roundtable discussion on the pervasiveness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, ways to support people in living well with those diagnoses and tips to support caretakers.

UNR Med announces new Physician Assistant Studies Program

 • With Nevada ranking No. 48 for number of physicians per capita according to a 2017 report, “Health Workforce Supply in Nevada,” physician assistants are playing a critical role in meeting northern Nevada and the state’s expanding healthcare needs. Demand for PAs is expected to grow by nearly 40 percent nationally over the next 10 years, (U.S. News and World Report).

Reflections from the Dean

 • We are proud to announce the arrival of a new member of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine family! Our new Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program arrives on July 2, the first PA program in the Nevada System of Higher Education.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine medical students honor anatomical donors for their gift of teaching anatomy and discovery

 • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) first year medical students have the unique opportunity to take anatomy classes with an additional 40-50 people in their lab - people who have donated their bodies for the purpose of cadaver dissection, human body teaching tools in three-dimensional physical reality, who are an essential part of medical education.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine opens new Women’s Health Center

 • Women in northern Nevada will have more options and resources for their health care, thanks to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) opening a new UNR Med Women’s Health Center, offering obstetrical, gynecological, and midwifery care to women in Reno and northern Nevada.

UNR Med produces triple physician legacies in class of 2018

 • Home means Nevada. And Nevada means family, tradition and pride. What began as ambitious medical education goals led to fulfilling careers for University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine alums Cathy Endo ’93 M.D., Joe Johnson ’89 M.D., and Michael Stanko ’88 M.D. Ultimately, those lofty ambitions became family tradition.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 69 new doctors

 • Fourth-year medical students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), celebrated commencement, one of the most anticipated days of the year for these new physicians, this afternoon at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno.

Reflections from the Dean

 • Every year since the early days of our nearly 50-year history, the coming of spring brings warmer weather, blossoming trees throughout campus and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Hooding ceremony. This year, our medical school graduation and awarding of doctoral hoods to the class of 2018 takes place on Friday, May 18.

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