MED661RM.01 (Reno)
Pre-Medical Education Outreach

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Pre-Medical Education Outreach
  • Short Name: MED661RM.01 Pre-Med Education Outreach
  • Course Number: MED661RM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Office of Medical Education: Reno
  • Department Contact: Lindsey Forbes M.A.
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: Longitudinal
  • Preceptor: Lindsey Forbes, Coordinator Outreach & Recruitment

Please contact the Office of Medical Education: Reno to verify elective availability.


  • Provide medical students the opportunity to apply scientific, clinical and educational theory and technique in the context of clinical problem solving.
  • Provide teaching for middle school, high school and undergraduate students in the health professions tracks at the School of Medicine’s partner schools in Northern Nevada.
  • Act as a resource for scientific and clinical knowledge for high school health professions teacher to plan, implement, and evaluate students as they learn clinical problem solving and medical skills through activities to supplement their high school science course.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assimilate information, comprehend conceptual issues, analyze and correlate clinical information develop critical thinking and problem solving in the K-12 and undergraduate students.
  • Share passion for the medical field and cultivate interest in health care professions.

Description of Rotation

This elective brings together medical students with K-12 students, undergraduates, and instructors to provide medical education experiences. Working with the K-12 teacher and/or course coordinator, medical students facilitate health related activities including anatomy lab exploration, suturing workshops, medical team building, patient interaction, directing students through clinical cases using online and in-classroom resources, and various other pre-medical student events.

Students who elect to take this course for 2 credits also have the option to develop lesson plans, write clinical case studies for future activities, and act as year-long mentors for undergraduate pre-medical students.


Activity guides, clinical cases, resources to use when writing clinical cases, clinical case reference books, educational practice and theory handouts to assist students in their teaching.

Evaluation Method

Medical students are evaluated through activity completion and observations, which will be completed by the course coordinator and instructor. Students will turn in clinical cases and other materials developed during the course.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Grading Criteria

Honors Pass: Student demonstrates exemplary performance. Goes above and beyond requirements for the course.
High Pass: Student completes all the requirements for a Pass in an exemplary manner.
Pass: Attend and participate in pre-medical education activities, communicate as needed with teachers and faculty, assist in planning sessions, conducting sessions with the students and evaluating the students.
Fail: Student did not meet the requirements of the course.

Special Notes

Can be applied towards Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education.

This course is longitudinal (40 to 80 hours spread across the academic year) and can be 1 to 2 credits.

Student schedule: Hours can be flexible but will need to be arranged in advance with the Coordinator. Once student schedules are finalized, the student must talk with the Coordinator to plan the schedule for each semester and receive specific course expectations.