Why Choose the School of Medicine for Your Care

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

What makes us special: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Dean Thomas L. Schwenk, M.D., discusses what distinguishes School of Medicine physicians as medical doctors who offer excellent patient care while educating the next generation of physicians.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine physicians are not only training tomorrow's doctors. They are board-certified. This means they have demonstrated a mastery of the knowledge and skills that define their specialty. When you choose the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, you are beginning a partnership with an experienced team that takes pride in providing outstanding life-long care. You can rest assured that you and your family's health is in capable hands.


As a public university, we are committed to new and innovative ways of improving the health and quality of life of those in our community and beyond.

Being university-based means that our doctors and researchers are regularly participating in world-class biomedical research and have access to resources that only can be found in a fully-accredited academic institution. Our team is able to collaborate with other leading doctors and researchers within the School of Medicine who have specialized expertise in treating your condition. Because of our commitment to research, we are proud to work with patients seeking the most advanced care.

Top Rated Institution

We are ranked a National Tier One University based on the quality of our students, faculty, research and degree programs. This translates to exceptional patient care provided by top doctors who not only are practicing physicians, but also are educating the next generation of care providers in Nevada. Some of the nation's most accomplished educators, clinicians and investigators are drawn to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine because they share a dedication to advancing health care.

Board Certified

When choosing a doctor, it is important to find someone you trust and who is well-qualified to provide the highest quality care in their specific medical specialty. You can rest assured knowing that each of our physicians are board certified in their particular medical specialty or subspecialty of medical practice. Learn more about the importance of board certification.

In addition, one of our hallmarks as a public school of medicine is transparency. We are governed by a publicly elected Board of Regents, and our policies, activities and records are public.

As a public school of medicine, we are proud to offer among the nation's top values in medical education, both in terms of graduates' ratings of high educational quality and low debt at graduation.

Non-Profit Public Institution

As a public institution, we invest in improving health care, research and education, and it is our honored duty to provide the best possible care to those in our community.

Experienced Doctors in More than 40 Medical and Health Care Specialties

Because of our diverse population, our doctors have extensive experience in treating many types of conditions. At the School of Medicine, we have doctors who cover a wide spectrum of specialties and subspecialties, from family medicine and pediatrics to emergency medicine and transplant surgery. Thanks to our extensive team of specialists, your doctor is able to collaborate with other experts, resulting in the best possible care for you and your family.

Convenient, Coordinated Care

Your convenient, coordinated quality care is our priority. Should you need a referral to a specialist, your appointment can be made right away, and your physicians will be collaborating to provide the highest quality coordinated care, avoiding duplication of screenings and tests to save you time, stress and money.