FCM661VM.01 (Reno)
Community Outreach Clinic

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Community Outreach Clinic
  • Short Name: FCM661VM.01 Comm Outreach Clinic
  • Course Number: FCM661VM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: This is a longitudinal rotation over the semester and may be taken concurrently with other rotations. Clinics are usually 4 hours each. Credit is based on 40 hours so that ten clinics would provide one-week elective credit.
  • Preceptor: Daniel Spogen, M.D.

Please contact the Department of Family and Community Medicine (775) 982-1000 (Patients)(775) 432-6672 (Academics) University of Nevada, Reno UNR 1664 N. Virginia StreetRenoNV89557 RenoHYBRIDUniversity of Nevada, Reno MS 0316 to verify elective availability.


  • Conduct focused and comprehensive medical and health assessments of a diverse population of underserved inner city patients;
  • Describe community health and social service programs available to underserved populations of adults, children, and families;
  • Demonstrate culturally sensitive health care interactions with persons from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds;
  • Function effectively with other team members;
  • Participate effectively in patient education, health promotion, and prevention activities and projects in the community and clinic.

Description of Rotation

The primary site for this rotation is the UNR Med Student Outreach Clinic, currently located at the Family Medicine Center on the UNR campus. The clinic operates on Saturdays, a women's clinic on Monday evenings monthly, and periodically conducts special health clinics for the schools and other community programs. The emphasis of the clinic is on health screening and assessment, patient education, immediate health services, and referral to community health resources. The clinic is largely volunteer students, community health professionals and is coordinated by medical students. The student will work with a high degree of independence and responsibility, not shadowing the physician. The rotation will be a challenging and rewarding learning experience. A community healthcare project will be completed involving barriers to access, indigent care, or better functioning of the School of Medicine.

Evaluation Method

Based on student participation, feedback from team, and observations of student performance summarized in the preceptor's written evaluation and ratings on standard evaluation forms.

IMPORTANT: Grade is Pass/Fail. Please disregard the grading scale below.


  • 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