Aaron Dieringer, M.D., MPH, named as assistant dean of admissions for University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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A professional headshot of Aaron Dieringer, M.D., MPH, assistant dean of admissions and chair of the admissions executive committee at UNR Med.

UNR Med has named Aaron Dieringer, M.D., MPH, as assistant dean of admissions and chair of the admissions executive committee. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med.

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) has named Aaron Dieringer, M.D., MPH, as assistant dean of admissions and chair of the admissions executive committee.

As assistant dean of admissions, Dr. Dieringer will provide leadership and direction in the review, selection, and enrollment of students into the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program and to pathway and pipeline programs administered by the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, including the BS-MD Program and Post-Baccalaureate Program.  

As chair of the admissions executive committee, Dr. Dieringer will oversee UNR Med's competency-based and mission focused holistic admissions application review process. Dr. Dieringer will participate in student outreach programming, recruitment events, and community engagement to support the development of a well-prepared and diverse pipeline of medical student applicants. He will work collaboratively with Tamara Martinez-Anderson, director of admissions in the development of strategies and programming to meet enrollment goals.  

During his residency with the UNR Med Family Medicine Center, Dr. Dieringer discovered a love for teaching which led him to his role as an assistant professor in the UNR Med department of family and community medicine, which he's held for two years. As a family medicine assistant professor, Dr. Dieringer is involved in medical student, resident, and physician assistant education, as well as practicing full spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics.  

"Dr. Dieringer brings a wealth of experience as a physician-leader, remarkable educator and dedicated mentor," said Cherie Singer, Ph.D., associate dean for student affairs. "He is perfectly positioned to lead the recruitment of talented and diverse medical students who will go on to become the next generation of physicians, educators and scientists who are dedicated to A Healthy Nevada."  

Dr. Dieringer earned a bachelor of science degree with high distinction from the University of Nevada, Reno, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.  

Dr. Dieringer is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and serves on the State of Nevada Medical Care Advisory Committee.  

Dr. Dieringer is a Reno, Nevada native and when he is not wearing his white coat, he enjoys many of Northern Nevada outdoor recreation activities, but his true passion is aviation. He is an active pilot, flying small airplanes, hot air balloons and gliders, and volunteers his time to the Great Reno Balloon Races every September.  


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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Released: Tuesday April 6, 2021 @ 8:00 AM