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

Media outlets invited to attend workshops at 10:45 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 3

RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine will host 'the career of a medical student in a day' informational program, called Project Medical Education Nevada, for selected government and community leaders on Friday, Feb. 3 in Reno.

Since quality health care for all starts with education, this year's Project Medical Education participants will be led through the day by current medical students who will share first-hand their learning experiences.

These students will guide about 15 community leaders through an overview of the four-year medical school experience beginning with the admissions process and culminating in the residency match process at the end of the final year of medical school when students learn where they will receive their resident training.

Media representatives are invited to attend the heart dissection demonstration at 10:45 a.m. or the suturing session at 1:30 p.m. Both sessions will be in Pennington Health Sciences Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

This day-long program was developed from the Association of American Medical Colleges Project Medical Education model and is 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 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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Contact

Julie Ardito
Senior Director, Advancement & Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006
jardito@med.unr.edu

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school that has served Nevada for more than 47 years as its first public medical school. Our vision is a healthy Nevada, supported by our mission: establishing excellence in medical education, medical care, research and community engagement, while committing to a culture of respect, compassion and inclusion. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services, education and outreach, we are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country. For more information, visit: med.unr.edu.