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Nevada Medicine Weekly | May 22, 2018

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UNR Med triple legacy Class of 2018

The UNR Med Class of 2018 produced triple physician legacies. UNR Med's commencement on Friday, May 18 became a full circle moment for three UNR Med alums who all have children that graduated with their Doctor of Medicine degrees. From left to right are graduating medical student Nicole Longland and her mother, Cathy Endo, M.D. '93, graduating medical student Sarah Stanko and her father, Michael Stanko, M.D. '88, graduating medical student Spencer Johnson and his father, Joe Johnson, M.D., '89. UNR Med photo by Brin Reynolds.

UNR Med produces triple physician legacies in class of 2018

Home means Nevada. And Nevada means family, tradition and pride. What began as ambitious medical education goals led to fulfilling careers for University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine alums Cathy Endo '93 M.D., Joe Johnson '89 M.D., and Michael Stanko '88 M.D. Ultimately, those lofty ambitions became family tradition.

For these three UNR Med alumni, family tradition has resulted in a collective 24 years of medical education and three new graduates. UNR Med's commencement on Friday, May 18 became a full circle moment for Endo, Johnson and Stanko, as each of their children graduated with Doctor of Medicine degrees.  

Class of 2018 graduates Spencer Johnson, Nicole Longland, and Sarah Stanko are all UNR Med legacy students. A "legacy" student is someone who is related to an alumnus of a school.

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Thank you, UNR Med faculty and clinical community faculty!

Last week's Hooding ceremony was a smashing success with record-breaking faculty and clinical community faculty attendance! Thank you so much for continuing to support our students in such an impactful way. Be sure to keep an eye out for photos on the website and on our social media channels. 

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 69 new doctors

Fourth-year medical students at UNR Med, celebrated commencement, one of the most anticipated days of the year for these new physicians, this afternoon at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno. During the event, a Hooding Ceremony marked the completion of undergraduate medical education for the 39th class to receive the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from UNR Med. The Hooding Ceremony, symbolic of passing the guard from one generation of doctors to the next, recognizes those graduating students with MD degrees. The class of 2018 received their academic hoods and recited the Physician's Oath, reaffirming their commitment to the medical profession. With the oath, graduates affirmed the high standards of performance and ethical behavior to which each physician aspires at every stage of his or her professional career.

This year's commencement speaker was Dr. Kim Eagle, Albion Walter Hewlett professor of internal medicine and director of the cardiovascular center at the University of Michigan Health System. Eagle began his medical education at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and graduated from Tufts University Medical School in 1979.  

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May 28, 2018

Events for May 22 – 29, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

May 23, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
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ECHO Clinics: Sports Medicine

May 24, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
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May 25, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.

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May 25, 2018 • 1–3:30 p.m.
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KRNV coverage of UNR Med hooding ceremony

May 18, 2018 • KRNV
More than 69 graduates from the UNR School of Medicine received their doctorate of medicine degrees. 

KTVN coverage of UNR Med hooding ceremony

May 18, 2018 • KTVN
After this morning's commencement ceremony at the University, students graduating with their M.D.'s participated in a hooding ceremony.

Why Technology for Physician Education Is a Necessity, Not a Luxury

May 17, 2018 • HealthTech
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, for instance, uses telemedicine tools via Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to connect university-based specialists with primary-care clinicians to allow for faster, more efficient knowledge sharing.

Nevada NewsMakers with guest Brian Lauf, PA-C, Founding Director, UNR Med Physician Assistant Studies Program

May 16, 2018 • Nevada NewsMakers
Nevada NewsMakers host Sam Shad discusses the new UNR Med Physician Assistant Studies Program with Brian Lauf, PA-C, Founding Director, UNR Med Physician Assistant Studies Program

University’s Post-Bac program offers second chance at medical school

May 16, 2018 • Nevada Today
Shawnice Kraeber is the first student to graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine after completing the post-baccalaureate program.

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Nevada NewsMakers features UNR Med Physician Assistant Studies Program Founding Director Brian Lauf, PA-C


UNR Med Physician Assistant Studies Program Founding Director Brian Lauf, PA-C discusses the new program and its benefit to the state with Nevada NewsMakers host Sam Shad.  

UNR Med's PA Studies Program is the first such program in the Nevada System of Higher Education and supports the Educated and Healthy Citizenry priority outlined in Governor Brian Sandoval's Strategic Priorities. The School of Medicine joined forces with key healthcare partner, Renown Health, to provide program development, start-up and clinical training. Longtime supporter William N. Pennington Foundation has provided critical facility, equipment and technology support.    

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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine graduates 69 new doctors

May 18, 2018
Fourth-year medical students at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), celebrated commencement, one of the most anticipated days of the year for these new physicians, this afternoon at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno.

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