MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to hold Clinician’s Ceremony, June 21

Event Marks Medical Students’ Progression from the Classroom to Clinical Training and Caring for Patients

What: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's 18th Annual Clinician's Ceremony. The ceremony marks the transition of the Class of 2019 from basic sciences classroom instruction to the clinical years of medical education when students begin to treat patients and learn what physicians do day-to-day in different specialties. Clinical training is the next milestone in these UNR Med students pursuit of becoming a physician and serving as primary healthcare providers for northern Nevada and communities throughout the state.

Who: The 67 members of UNR Med's Class of 2019; Dean of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dr. Thomas Schwenk and members of the UNR Med faculty.

When: Wednesday, June 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Joe Crowley Student Union, 4th Floor ballrooms at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Photo/Video/Interview Opportunities: Members of the UNR Med Class of 2019 and UNR Med leadership will be available following the program.

Media Parking: Parking is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex.

Background: The Arnold P. Gold Foundation created the ceremony to "underscore the challenges and imperatives to providing humanistic care to patients at the same time as students are pressed to demonstrate high standards of skill performance." The traditional ceremony has been widely adopted by medical schools across the country, including UNR Med. In addition to commemorating the progression of medical students to their third year clinical education, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Professionalism in Medicine Awards will be presented to members of the Class of 2019 exemplifying outstanding professionalism.


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 nearly 50 years as its first public medical school. UNR Med’s 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, UNR Med is a resource for improving healthcare regionally and across the country. For more information, visit: