Curriculum

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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.
Years 1-2

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's first two years of the M.D. program begin in the classrooms and laboratories, and extend to clinical settings beyond campus. 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.

Years 3-4

Year 3 features ambulatory and inpatient medical education during clerkships in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, OB/GYN, Selectives and Surgery.

Year 4 consists of predominantly of electives, and incorporates a required 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).

The School of Medicine maintains simulation centers at both the Reno and Las Vegas campuses. Students can interact with standardized patients, high-fidelity human patient simulators, and task trainers for specific procedural skills.