Mesquite area housing need for medical students

School of Medicine seeking those willing to open up their homes

RENO/LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The University of Nevada School of Medicine is asking members of the Mesquite area to open their homes and hearts to medical students studying in their community later this year.

Starting in November, some members of the Class of 2010 will complete their four-week small community rotation requirement in Mesquite. The required program for graduation is run by the school's Department of Interdisciplinary Medical Education (DIME) which relies on the goodwill and generosity of community members to help house students during their four-week rotation.

"We have placed students in Mesquite area in the past and hope we can rely on residents' willingness to do so again this year," said Jamie Anderson, DIME director. "Our students have truly loved learning about the Mesquite community and working with the physicians there. It's a wonderful teaching site."

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is committed to serving the health care needs of small communities which is why all medical students must complete a rotation in a community hospital prior to graduation. Students are placed in rural hospitals throughout the state of Nevada as well as in outlying communities in eastern California and southern Idaho.

Those interested in providing housing to medical students completing their four–week rotation in Mesquite may contact Jamie Anderson, DIME director, at (775) 682-7728 ext. 2159. Residents providing students housing must offer them their own bedroom and bathroom as well as kitchen access. Rotations begin in November and conclude in May.

Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.