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 and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

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