Advisory: Local leaders to experience career of a medical student at School of Medicine program

Media outlets invited to attend Reno or Las Vegas programs

LAS VEGAS/RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada School of Medicine will host 'the career of a medical student in a day' informational program, called Project Medical Education Nevada, for selected elected officials and government and community leaders in the Las Vegas and Reno markets next week.

Media representatives are invited to attend either session from 10 a.m. to noon to see seminar participants in the anatomy lab:

  • Las Vegas - Sept. 11, Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Classroom 4, located on Shadow Lane
  • Reno - Sept. 12, William N. Pennington Health Sciences Building, Room 221, UNR campus

Seminars will guide about a dozen community leaders at each location through a compressed syllabus of the four-year medical school experience including the admissions process, anatomy laboratory, clinical shadowing experiences of the third- and fourth-years of medical school and culminating in the residency match process at the end of the final year of medical school where students learn when they will receive their resident training.

The seminars were developed from the Association of American Medical Colleges Project Medical Education model and are designed to create a more accurate knowledge base among opinion leaders and policymakers to make insightful decisions about future funding sources for medical education.

Medical education is the foundation and future of our state and nation's health care systems. It is a complex, collaborative process that requires substantial resources-both intellectual and financial. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are national resources that provide essential benefits to the public through four intertwined missions:

  • Educating and training tomorrow's doctors
  • Conducting research to find tomorrow's cures
  • Providing the world's most advanced care to millions of Americans
  • Delivering vital services to communities including care for the uninsured

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Media Contacts

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

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

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision that has served Nevada for 50 years. The state's first public medical school, UNR Med fosters a healthy Nevada through excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, within a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, UNR Med is improving the future of health care. For more information, visit our 50th anniversary website.

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