About the OCF

Office for Community Faculty

Community Faculty with students and Wolfie Jr.

Community faculty are one of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's most important assets. They volunteer to share their knowledge, experiences, skills and abilities with our students in a wide variety of practice environments. The Office for Community Faculty builds relationships between community faculty and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to promote the advancement of medical education.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office for Community Faculty is to support those committed to educating tomorrow's healthcare professionals.


A University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine office where all health care professionals volunteer their time to improve the health and health care of Nevadans.


  • Educating Students: We value the efforts our Community Faculty make in educating our students – whether that be in small ways, through things like Student Affairs opportunities (i.e. student groups, MMIs), or in large ways (i.e. preceptorship and supervising electives).
  • Training Residents: We value the ways our Community Faculty guide and train our interns, residents, and fellows though supervised patient care and hands-on learning.
  • Serving Our State: As volunteers, our Community Faculty serve our state and help to address the larger issues of health and health care in Nevada.