Office of Medical Education

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The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine offers an outstanding medical education program in which students are actively engaged in the learning process from matriculation to graduation. Early in training, students are instructed, practice, and test within the Simulation Center with human-patient simulators, patient models, and in a state-of-the art dissection laboratory, complemented by Nevada's largest and longest-serving anatomical donation program.
The Foundational Years

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's M.D. program begins in the classrooms, laboratories, and community clinical settings. Early clinical training is provided for students to learn patient interviewing, doctor-patient relationship skills and physical examination and diagnosis.

The curriculum emphasizes the biomedical and behavioral sciences basic and foundational to the practice of medicine. Basic science disciplines are integrated with each other and with clinical problems to promote the learning of problem-solving skills. Our curriculum utilizes a systems based block format to further integrate the basic science disciplines with clinical problems.

Additionally, opportunities to participate in basic and clinical science research throughout the curriculum are available.

Clerkships and Electives

Clerkships feature ambulatory and inpatient medical education in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Surgery, and a variety of sub-specialties in 4 weeks of Selectives.

The Electives year also incorporates a required 4-week rural-based experience, which introduces the students to practicing medicine in small communities with limited resources and geographic challenges.

Added Distinction

The School of Medicine offers opportunities for added distinction for our students through voluntary Scholarly Concentrations and dual degrees programs (M.D./Ph.D., M.D./MPH, M.D./MBA).