During the process of curricular reform at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, faculty revisited the mission and guiding documents of our institution. The mission statement reflects our status as a land grant institution with a clear responsibility to the people of Nevada. It is supported by our diversity statement which upholds our commitment to the enhancement of cultural competence and respect among all medical school personnel, patients, families and health care providers. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's goals represent faculty members' dedication to excellence in training our medical students to become competent, caring physicians.
The guiding principles were developed by members of the Medical Education Steering Committee (MESC), and members of the Years 1-2 and Years 3-4 Curriculum Committees. The process used to solicit input from faculty and administrators was an iterative one, beginning with an exercise to identify desired qualities of our graduates. The next step in this preliminary process was to establish guiding principles for our curriculum that faculty could support and utilize as they created and implemented a revised curricular structure for undergraduate medical education at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.
In order to ensure that integration in our curriculum is both horizontal and vertical, we developed a document containing themes of importance to our medical school community.
Questions about the medical education program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine should be directed to Dr. Timothy Baker, Associate Dean for Medical Education.