Lauf addresses undergrads interested in PA studies

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Brian Lauf in Schulich Hall.

Brian Lauf talks to undergrads interested in the PA profession. Photo provided.

Brian Lauf, PA-C, founding director of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's PA program recently was invited to speak to a group of about 20 UNR undergraduate/post-bac students at Schulich Lecture Hall.

He described the experience as inspiring, saying: "I've never experienced anything similar in my 20 years as a PA."

These students were members of the "Producing Respectable Education Physician Assistants," or Pre-PA club.

The mission of the Pre-PA Club is to familiarize students with the Physician Assistant profession and the admission process through seminars, guest speakers, hands-on experience, critical thinking, as well as community service and engagement opportunities.

The goal is to adequately prepare students to enter the carried PA schools. The club seeks to prepare pre-PAs by providing an educational environment that fosters learning and prepares students for a career in primary care.

UNR Med's inaugural PA class of 24 students begins its studies this summer on the Redfield campus in south Reno.


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

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