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Nevada Medicine Weekly | August 7, 2018

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UNR Med students supporting diversity.

 

Reflections from the Dean: Our commitment to diversity

A culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to the success of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as we train the next generation of physicians and health care professionals. I want you to know how important that culture is to the leadership of UNR Med and to me personally.

We are not creating, supporting and enhancing a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion because it is a trending topic, or a topical statement of the moment. A diverse culture is one of our most defining values, because it is who we are and what we do.

We strive to become a better school of medicine of greater breadth and depth and to achieve the highest level of excellence in education, patient care and research. We strive to drive innovation and becoming an employer of choice as a result of our culture and values.

How does a diverse, inclusive culture make us better?

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

Announcements
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Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony Aug. 17

The Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony will take place Friday, Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Complex on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, followed by a reception in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center Sculpture Garden. Medical students, their family and friends, faculty, staff and members of the health care community are invited to attend.

During the ceremony, Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, will present the incoming class with their first white coats, symbolizing their transition into the profession of medicine.

Register by Friday, August 10.

Did you know?

In April 1977, the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 18, approving the conversion of the school from a two-year to a four-year, medical degree-granting institution. 

Events
Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Labor Day

September 3, 2018

Events for August 7 – 14, 2018

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

August 8, 2018 • 12–1:30 p.m.
Buprenorphine versus Naltrexone

ECHO Clinics: Cardiology

August 9, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Athlete's Heart and Sudden Cardiac Death

ECHO Clinics: Public Health

August 10, 2018 • 10–11 a.m.
Girls on the Run

Student Outreach Clinics: General and Pediatrics Clinics

August 11, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
General and Pediatric Clinic

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In The News
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Physician numbers are on the rise, though Nevada still well below the national average

August 5, 2018 • The Nevada Independent
The number of physicians in Nevada is on the rise, but with an ever-growing population the state is still struggling to catch up to national averages, according to a new report from the University of Nevada, Reno’s School of Medicine.

Dr. John Packham discusses Physician Workforce in Nevada report with Senior Spectrum's Connie McMullen

August 1, 2018 • 1180 AM America Matters Media - Editor's Desk: Senior Spectrum
Despite a poor ranking among U.S. states, 47th or 48th, depending on the source, we've actually increased the supply of physicians in Nevada by close to 2,000 doctors. We're doing a good job of producing physicians, keeping them in Nevada as well as recruiting them from other states.

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Reflections from the Dean: Our commitment to diversity

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A culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to the success of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine as we train the next generation of physicians and health care professionals. I want you to know how important that culture is to the leadership of UNR Med and to me personally.

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