Affiliation Agreements for Medical Student Education

As a community based medical school we depend heavily on a number of clinical sites for medical student education, locally and nationally. The relationship between the school and sites must be spelled out in a formal agreement that guides each clinical site in both general and specific rules related to medical education. Many of these standards are related to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation requirements.

To inquire about an existing or new affiliation, please contact Kelsi Whitehead by phone or email.

Current Affiliates

Our affiliated clinical training sites


Written agreements are necessary with clinical affiliates that are used regularly for required clinical experiences. Agreements may also be warranted with other clinical facilities that have a significant role in the clinical education program.

  • Students in 3rd Year Clerkships and 4th Year Electives, including visiting students, may only be supervised by Resident Physicians and Faculty (Academic and Administrative Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Faculty with a part-time Letter of Appointment).
  • Affiliation Agreements can take weeks to months to process. Please allow adequate time when requesting a new/renewed agreement. 

Affiliation Agreements are required for:

  • Hospitals/Facilities offering inpatient treatment, including inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
  • Surgery Centers
  • UNR Med Students on any away rotation not affiliated with VSLO
  • VSLO-participating schools requiring an agreement in addition to VSLO participation

Affiliation Agreements are NOT required for:

  • University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine students on away electives that have applied through VSLO, unless requested by the host institution.
  • Physicians in Group Practices or Non-Surgery Clinics: The physician supervising students must have faculty status. Students may not work with other physicians in the Group Practice/Clinic unless they also have faculty status. A formal Agreement is not required unless requested by Group Practice/Clinic.
  • Physicians with faculty status in a non-surgical solo practice who supervise students.