Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | February 13, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

UNR Med surgery department co-chairs Dr. James Harris and Dr. Lori Rawson

Dr. James Harris (right) and Dr. Lori Rawson (left) named UNR Med department of surgery co-chairs.

New surgery department expands training for UNR Med students: Dr. James Harris and Dr. Lori Rawson named surgery co-chairs

Nearly 20 percent of all graduating UNR Med students match to a surgical residency and all medical students need clinical education in surgery as part of a complete medical education. UNR Med is launching a new Reno-based department of surgery to keep pace with the high level of interest in surgical careers and provide all medical students with foundational skills and knowledge in surgery.

The department will ensure medical students receive enhanced hospital-based and office education at Renown Health, the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System and the offices of surgeons throughout Reno. Two recognized local surgeons, Dr. James Harris, senior member of Western Surgical Group, the largest multispecialty surgical group in northern Nevada, and Dr. Lori Rawson, chief of surgery at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, have been named UNR Med department of surgery co-chairs.

Continue reading about UNR Med’s new department of surgery and co-chairs Dr. James Harris and Dr. Lori Rawson.

Announcements
Announcements

Dean Schwenk selected for national continuing board certification commission

The Planning Committee for the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Initiative selected UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., to serve as one of 25 physicians in the nation on the Vision Initiative Commission.

Continue reading the announcement. Plus, Dr. Schwenk answers questions about the role of this commission and the ongoing national debate concerning continuing board certification and patient and physician care.

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Stanford University Professor James R. Doty, M.D., comes to TMCC for Distinguished Speaker Series February 23

The TMCC Distinguished Speaker Series seeks to bring a broad spectrum of speakers to enrich the academic lives of students and community members. Department of Neurosurgery Professor at Stanford University and Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) James R. Doty, M.D., comes to campus Friday, February 23 at 6 p.m. to discuss "The Power of Compassion to Change Lives." Dr. Doty's work-including his memoir, Into the Magic Shop-focuses on personal experience combined with cutting-edge science to reveal how we can change our lives by changing our brains and our hearts.

Tickets are free for students and $5 for general admission. For more information, visit the TMCC Distinguished Speaker Series website

Events
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Presidents' Day

February 19, 2018

Events for February 13 – 20, 2018

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

February 13, 2018 • 6–9 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

February 14, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Patient Retention and Responding to Behaviors

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

February 15, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Bariatric Surgery: a case based approach

ECHO Clinics: Antibiotic Stewardship

February 15, 2018 • 12:15–1 p.m.
Effectiveness of state mandated active MRSA surveillance policies: How does your facility manage?

Best Practices for Complying with AB474

February 15, 2018 • 5–7:30 p.m.
This program will help prepare prescribers to implement changes to be compliant with AB474.

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In The News
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UNR School of Medicine Launches Department of Surgery

February 8, 2018 • KTVN-TV 2 News
Nevada suffers from a doctor shortage. In fact, the Silver State ranks 49 out of 50 states, with the fewest physicians per capita according to WalletHub. To help improve those numbers, the University of Nevada, Reno just announced the launch of their new department of surgery.

UNR Med launches new department of surgery

February 7, 2018 • Northern Nevada Business Weekly
The University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine (UNR Med), is launching a new department of surgery to keep pace with the high level of interest in surgical careers, and provide all medical students with foundational skills.

How Far Will the Right-to-Die Movement Go?

February 6, 2018 • Governing
More states may legalize euthanasia for terminally ill patients. But even where it is allowed, some doctors still refuse to offer it. Both proponents and opponents of euthanasia believe more states will adopt the practice in the years to come. “I think it’ll expand before it contracts,” says Brian Callister, associate professor of medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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There’s a lot of misinformation out there about HPV and cervical cancer. Here are five common misconceptions Dr. Neda Etezadi-Amoli, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine interim chair of obstetrics and gynecology, encounters with her own patients.

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