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Nevada Medicine Weekly | August 8, 2017

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Med students and faculty at Art Rounds

New UNR Med Students Make Their First Rounds on Downtown Artwork

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."

Learn more about the exhibits the students visited, the impact the experience can have on their medical education and the grant that made it all possible.

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RSVP for the State of the School Address, September 12

Hear about the state of UNR Med and where we're headed by attending the 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.

#PositivelyUNRMed Blood Drive a Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in the #PositivelyUNRMed blood drive on Tuesday, Aug 1. In just a few hours, we collected 23 units of blood with the potential to save up to 61 lives, and we even had a few first-time donors! The team at United Blood Services Reno was especially grateful for the overwhelming support from UNR Med in answering their urgent call for blood donors this summer. Be sure to keep an eye out for the next blood drive this fall.

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 new tradition, which illustrates Renown Health and UNR Med's joint commitment to providing 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.

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