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Nevada Medicine Weekly | July 17, 2018

News for A Healthy Nevada

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Research poster viewing during the 2018 Resident and Fellow Research Day.

What is graduate medical education, and why is it important?

Graduate medical education, or GME, is the more formal phrase for what we call residency and fellowship training. It is the next step in medical education after medical school, and what dominates the thinking and preparation of all medical students. Medical school sets the stage for becoming a well-trained physician, but it is GME that brings down the curtain on the final act before these new physicians start their careers.

But GME does so much more. GME is a major influence in how we address health care workforce shortages. The 2018-2020 Washoe County Community Health Needs Assessment ranked health care providers as one of our community's  greatest needs. The Association of American Medical College (AAMC) 2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report Workforce Data Report ranked Nevada No. 47 in the nation for active physicians per capita.

Continue reading more from UNR Med Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D.

Announcements
Announcements

You’re Invited: ‘Gray’s Anatomy’ artist reception July 25

In honor of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 50th Anniversary, and in celebration of Reno's Artown, UNR Med community partner, Plumas Bank, is displaying UNR Med student and local artist Rachael Lambin's "Gray's Anatomy" book sculpture for the month of July.

Thanks to Plumas Bank will be hosting a Meet & Greet reception at 5050 Meadowood Mall Circle in Reno, featuring our talented medical student artists and siblings, Rachael Lambin and John-Henry Lambin on Wednesday, July 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We hope to see you there to support our students and celebrate UNR Med's 50th Anniversary!

View the details for the Meet & Greet July 25.

Homebound elders visit Lake Tahoe through Sanford collaboration

The Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts, the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology program, hosted a recreational bus trip for homebound elders from Washoe County to Tahoe City, California, July 11 to provide seniors who haven't had an opportunity to leave Reno for years a chance to explore nearby Lake Tahoe. Participants spent time walking along the lake, taking pictures of their surroundings with pinhole cameras and enjoying lunch sponsored by the Sanford Center's Art Partners program.

Visit Facebook to view the photo album from the trip to Tahoe.

UNR Med names Roseann Langlois as Content Marketing Manager

Roseann Langlois has joined the Advancement and Engagement department at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as content marketing manager.

In her role, Langlois will curate the voice and persona of UNR Med via web-based communications and social media. Langlois will develop digital content that tells the UNR Med story through medical education and research developments, student and faculty profiles and School of Medicine initiatives. She will lead online storytelling across multiple platforms, creating, writing and producing content for the school's diverse audiences, including prospective and current students, prospective faculty and staff, alumni, donors, the northern Nevada community, community partners and peer institutions.

Read more about the new content marketing manager at UNR Med.

Did you know?

UNR Med 50th Anniversary

In August 1971, the School of Medical Sciences accepted its charter class of 32 students.

 

Events
Upcoming Events

Events for July 17 – 24, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Pain Management

July 18, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Teaching Co-Existence Skills to Deal with Persistent Pain

ECHO Clinics: Geriatrics

July 18, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
Best Practices in Dementia Care Series #1: Polypharmacy

ECHO Clinics: Diabetes and General Endocrine

July 19, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
The Mediterranean Diet

ECHO Clinics: Antibiotic Stewardship

July 19, 2018 • 12:15–1 p.m.
FDA Update on Fluoroquinolones

Open Door Café

July 19, 2018 • 2–3:30 p.m.
hosted by the Sanford Center for Aging and Dementia Friendly Nevada

Aphasia Communication Clinic

July 20, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
The aphasia communication clinic supports a Life Participation Approach to Aphasia for stroke and brain injury survivors.

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In The News
Latest In The News

The first class of UNR Med's Physician Assistant Studies Program hits the books

July 13, 2018 • KRXI Fox 11 News
The first class of UNR Med's Physician Assistant Studies Program is getting ready to hit the books for 2018 and in the first class, a brother and sister duo, Amanda and Ryan Wong. The two say they were inspired to become northern Nevada PA's after overcoming obstacles as children.

PA program at UNR Med matriculates siblings

July 12, 2018 • KRNV Channel 4 News
The inaugural class at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine PA Studies Program is starting classes. In two years the first class will graduate and be ready to start treating patients. The first class includes a brother-sister duo, as well.

Local non-profit hosts free trip to Lake Tahoe for home-bound elders

July 11, 2018 • KRNV Channel 4 News
Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno College of Liberal Arts, the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology program, and homebound elders living in Washoe County took a recreational bus trip to provide seniors, who haven’t had an opportunity to leave Reno for years, a chance to explore nearby Lake Tahoe.

Local non-profit hosts free trip to Lake Tahoe for home-bound elders

July 10, 2018 • KRNV Channel 4 News
Local non-profits are hosting a free trip to Lake Tahoe tomorrow for home-bound elders. Multiple colleges at the University of Nevada are partnering up with seniors explore Lake Tahoe.

University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine starts Physician Assistant Studies Program

July 10, 2018 • Las Vegas Review Journal
Opening another pipeline in the battle to alleviate the state’s shortage of medical providers, the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has launched a new program to train physician assistants.

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Plumas Bank Celebrates Artown with UNR Med

July 16, 2018
In honor of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 50th Anniversary, and in celebration of Reno’s Artown, UNR Med community partner, Plumas Bank, is displaying UNR Med student and local artist Rachael Lambin’s “Gray’s Anatomy” book sculpture for the month of July.

Reflections from the Dean

July 16, 2018
Graduate medical education, or GME, is the more formal phrase for what we call residency and fellowship training. It is the next step in medical education after medical school, and what dominates the thinking and preparation of all medical students. Medical school sets the stage for becoming a well-trained physician, but it is GME that brings down the curtain on the final act before these new physicians start their careers.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine names Roseann Langlois as Content Marketing Manager

July 16, 2018
Roseann Langlois has joined the Advancement and Engagement department at UNR Med as content marketing manager.

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