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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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RSVP for the State of the School Address, September 12

2017 State of the School Address

Join University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D. Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Basin Street Stadium Club, located inside Mackay Stadium at the University of Nevada, Reno. Free parking is available on the fifth floor of the West Stadium Parking Complex. Real-time remote viewing is also available.

Learn where UNR Med is headed by attending the 2017 State of the School Address.

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Class of 2021 Gets MedFIT, July 31-Aug. 11

Class of 2021 Get MedFit, July 31-Aug. 11

The Class of 2021 has arrived at UNR Med! Our 70 incoming students are being introduced to the School of Medicine through MedFIT – a two-week program which incorporates lectures, labs, team building exercises, and Art Rounds. Students have also enjoyed a variety of meet and greets, including the New Student Welcome tour and reception, which was held Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Renown. Leaders from both UNR Med and Renown including Melissa Piasecki, Executive Associate Dean, UNR Med, Michele Henderson, Senior Director of Education and Research and Cherie Singer, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs offered remarks to the group about the affiliation. MedFIT concludes Friday, Aug. 11 with the White Coat Ceremony.

New UNR Med Students Make Their First Rounds on Downtown Artwork

Art Rounds

UNR Med’s incoming class of 70 students made their first rounds Friday, Aug. 4 on an atypical group of patients – murals and artwork in downtown Reno.

The 70 students who comprise the class of 2021 participated in Art Rounds, an inaugural workshop that is part of a two-week orientation to UNR Med called MedFIT that precedes the start of the school year Aug. 14. Art Rounds uses visual thinking strategies and art to teach observation skills, communication and teamwork and comfort with ambiguity to medical students, which can decrease their biases when diagnosing patients.

“Art Rounds is about first-year medical students seeing beyond their first reaction,” said Dr. Thomas L. Schwenk, dean of UNR Med. “It's important for students to take a step back and take a fresh look when developing a hypothesis about treating a patient. This awareness, observation and ability to question what they see happens with art.”

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Residents White Coat Ceremony, July 25

Residents White Coat Ceremony, July 25

More than 50 new residents, along with Renown leadership and UNR Med department chairs, program directors and coordinators, participated in the annual Residents White Coat Ceremony Tuesday, July 25 at Renown Regional Medical Center. The Residents White Coat Ceremony is a recently established tradition, which illustrates Renown Heath and UNR Med’s joint commitment to excellent training for our residents and fellows. During the event, Renown Health Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Academic Officer Doug Merrill, M.D., MBA remarked on the importance of the role the Renown-UNR Med partnership plays in bringing new physicians into our northern Nevada community.

Max Coppes, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
Professor and Nell J. Redfield Chair of Pediatrics
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, Renown Children’s Hospital

Melissa Piasecki, M.D.
Executive Associate Dean
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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