Nevada Medicine Weekly

Nevada Medicine Weekly | August 21, 2018

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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Class of 2022

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Class of 2022.

UNR Med welcomes 50th class with White Coat Ceremony

The Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony was held Aug. 17 as a University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine tradition and rite of passage. During the ceremony at Nightingale Concert Hall on the University campus, 70 first-year medical students received their white physician's coats and committed to the responsibility that comes with becoming a physician.

The 70 medical students from the Class of 2022 were chosen from 1,368 applicants and represent 35 majors from 28 colleges and universities across the country and 22 occupations. They speak a collective 21 languages and have lived in or traveled to 28 different countries. About one-third of the class are first-generation medical students, and nearly two-thirds of the 70 students speak two or more languages. The Class of 2022 also has two legacy students, meaning one or both parents are UNR Med alumni. Other unique statistics about the incoming class include the following: 

  • 63 out of 70 are Nevada residents;
  • 56 percent are female; 44 percent are male;
  • 54 are STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors;
  • Age range of 20 to 42 years old, with the average age being 25 years old.

Join us in welcoming the newest members of UNR Med!

Visit Facebook to view the Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony.


Flap Jacks and Family Day

In the morning hours before the Aug. 17 White Coat Ceremony, students, their friends and families were treated to a pancake breakfast where they were also served with important information about what the incoming students will experience in medical school.

In addition to delicious pancakes−served by our own UNR Med Dean Thomas Schwenk, M.D., along with other school leaders—students and visitors attended information sessions, tours and break-out panels.

Check out Facebook for a photo album from Family Day. 

New students prep for med school with MedFIT

Following the concept of NevadaFIT which prepares incoming undergraduates for life on the University of Nevada, Reno main campus, MedFIT combines the Medical Student Bridge Program with our regular orientation activities for a fun, interactive two-week introduction to UNR Med.

Over the course of MedFIT, which began Aug. 6, the incoming class met the teams they will be with for the next two years, along with their Pack mentor, a second-year medical student.

View our online photo album for MedFIT on Facebook.

Synapse story ideas due Aug. 31

We're on the hunt for great stories to fill the pages of the fall/winter edition of Synapse magazine. If you have a story idea you'd like us to consider, please send it to Tiffany Hoffman,, by Friday, Aug. 31.

Need some inspiration? The spring/summer issue of Synapse is now available online.

Sign up today! Annual UNR Med blood drive Aug. 23

Medical advances and modern surgical techniques such as cancer treatments, organ transplants and open-heart surgery have increased the need for blood donations. As a community-based and community-engaged medical school, join us in answering the call for blood donors by participating in the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine annual blood drive with United Blood Services Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center for Molecular Medicine foyer near Pathways café.

For their generosity, donors will receive an automatic entry into a raffle for a pair of tickets to Rib Village at the Nugget Rib Cook-off in Sparks.

Book an appointment online, and let's do our part for A Healthy Nevada!

Did You Know?

In 1990, the School of Medicine opened an early intervention clinic for patients with HIV and AIDS in northern Nevada.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Holiday: Labor Day

September 3, 2018

Events for August 21 – 28, 2018

More than Opioids

August 22, 2018 • 7:55 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Tools for Your Practice

ECHO Clinics: Medication-Assisted Treatment

August 22, 2018 • 8–9:30 a.m.
Outpatient Detox and Starting on Maintenance Therapy

Meet and Greet Potential Medical Students

August 22, 2018 • 2:30–3:30 p.m.
Welcome day reception for medical school applicants

ECHO Clinics: Sports Medicine

August 23, 2018 • 8–9 a.m.
Foot and Ankle Injuries

Town Hall & Lunch with the Dean

August 23, 2018 • 12–1 p.m.
For ICS, Classified, and Administrative Faculty

2nd Annual End of Summer Celebration BBQ

August 24, 2018 • 4–7 p.m.
UNR Med/Washoe County Medical Society

Student Outreach Clinics: Women's Clinic

August 25, 2018 • 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Women's Clinic

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