Abbreviation Glossary

Policy Manual

A&E - Advancement and Engagement
AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges
AAPA - The American Academy of PAs
ACGME - Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
ACS - Advanced Clinical Skills (Course)
ADAM - Academy for Development and Academic Medicine
AEC - Admissions Executive Committee
AHEC - Area Health Education Center
AMCAS - American Medical College Application Service
AMSA - American Medical Student Association
AOA - American Osteopathic Association
ARC-PA - Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant
ASA - Admissions and Student Affairs
ASHA - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
AY - Academic Year
BCH - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BPSS - Biopsychosocial-Spiritual (clinical)
BS-MD - Joint-baccalaureate-MD program
CAA - Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology
CAD - Clinical Assessment Days
CAO - Chief Academic Officer
CAS - Customized Assessment Services (MD program)
CASPA - Central Application Service For Physician Assistants
CBESS - Community of Bilingual English-Spanish Speakers
CBSE - Comprehensive Basic Science Exam
CDC - Center for Disease Control
CDI - Council on Diversity Initiatives
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
CIA - Continuous Institutional Assessment
CME - Continuing Medical Education
CMM - Center for Molecular Medicine
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMS - Content Management System
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
CNEC - Clinical Network Executive Committee
COBRE - Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
COI - Conflict of Interest
CPC - Context of Patient Care
CQI - Continuous Quality Improvement
CRC- Clinical Research Coordinator
CRIM - Clinical Reasoning in Medicine
CSN - College of Southern Nevada
CTR-IN - Clinical and Translational Research - Infrastructure Network
DIO- Designated Institutional Officer
DRI - Desert Research Institute
ENT - Ear, Nose, and Throat
EOR - End of Rotation Exams
ERAS - Electronic Residency Application Service
ExamSoft - Online Program for computer based tests and exams
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FCM - Family and Community Medicine
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FRP - Formal Remediation Plan
FTE - Full-time Equivalent
FY - Fiscal Year
GME - Gradual Medical Education (Residency)
GMEC - Graduate Medical Education Committee
GRAT - Group Readiness Assessment Test
GQ - Graduation Questioner
HHS - Health and Human Services
H&P - History and Physical
HBV - Hepatitis B
HCV - Hepatitis C
HHS - Health and Human Services
HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HOSA - Health Occupations Students of America
ICS - Integrated Clinical Services
IDeA - Institutional Development Award
IM - Internal Medicine
INBRE - Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (IDeA)
IO - Instructional Objectives
IPE - Inter Professional Education
IPO - Individual Performance Objectives
IPO - Internal Purchase Order (UNR)
IPP - Inter Professional Practice
IRAT - Individual Readiness Assessment Test
IRB - Institutional Review Board
ISA - Independent Student Analysis
JAAPA - Journal of the American Academy of PA's
LCME - Liaison Committee on Medical Education
LGBTQ - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning
LMSA - Latino Medical Student Association
LOA - Letter of Appointment
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse
LWRC- Learning Wellness Resource Center
MBDG - Mission Based Diversity Groups
MCAT - Medical College Admission Test
MCQ - Multiple Choice Question
MEPO - Medical Education Program Objective
MESC - Medical Education Steering Committee
MDL - Multidisciplinary Laboratory
MMI - Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview
MPAS - Masters of Physicians Assistant Studies Degree
MRSA - Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MS1 - Medical Student Year 1
MS2 - Medical Student Year 2
MS3 - Medical Student Year 3
MS4 - Medical Student Year 4
MSPE - Medical Student Performance Evaluation or Dean's Letter
MTSS - Multi-Tiered System of Support
NAPA - Nevada Academy of Physicians Assistants
NCCPA - National Commission on Certification of the Physician's Assistant
NBME - National Board of Medical Examiners
NIH - National Institutes of Health
NRMP - National Residency Matching Program
NSC - Nevada State College
NSHE - Nevada System of Higher Education
NSLDS - National Student Loan Data System
OAA - Office of Academic Affairs
OB/GYN- Obstetrics and Gynecology
OCF - Office for Community Faculty
ODI - Office of Diversity and Inclusion
OFD - Office of Faculty Development
OF - Office for Faculty
OFS - Operations and Financial Services
OME - Office of Medical Education
OMP - One Minute Preceptor
OMR- Office of Medical Research
OSCE - Objective Structured Clinical Examination
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSI - Office of Statewide Initiatives
P&T - Promotion and Tenure
PA - Physician Assistant
PA-C - Physician Assistant Certified
PAEA - Physician Assistant Education Association
PAF - Personnel Action Form - used for payroll
PAF - Physician Assistant Foundation
PAHX - Physician Assistant Honor Society
PANCE - Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam
PAO - Principal Academic Officer
PATH - Pathology Department
PAS-1 - First Year PA Student
PAS-2 - Second Year PA Student
PCB - Physiology and Cell Biology Department
PCFM - Patient Centered Family Medicine
PGY 1 - Postgraduate Year 1 (residency program year)
PGY 2 - Postgraduate Year 2 (residency program year)
PGY 3 - Postgraduate Year 3 (residency program year)
PGY 4 - Postgraduate Year 4 (residency & fellowship program year)
PGY 5 - Postgraduate Year 5 (residency & fellowship program year)
PGY 6 - Postgraduate Year 6 (residency & fellowship program year)
PGY 7 - Postgraduate Year 7 (residency & fellowship program year)
PGY 8 - Postgraduate Year 8 (residency & fellowship program year)
PHS - Pennington Health Sciences Building
PI - Principal Investigator
PIP - Performance Improvement Plan
PME/PMB - Pennington Medical Education Building
POM - Practice of Medicine (course for medical students)
Post-Bac - Post Baccalaureate
PPG - Program Project Grant
Project ECHO - Project for the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes
RACI - Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed
RN - Registered Nurse
RVU - Relative Value Unit
SAAAPA - Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
SAC - Self Assessment Committee- PA Studies Program
SAP-MS- Satisfactory Academic Progress for Medical Students
SC - Scholarly Concentrations
SCA - Sanford Center for Aging
SE - Summative Evaluations
SHC - Student Health Services
SLO - Student Learning Outcomes
SLP - Speech Language Pathologist
SNAPPS - Summarize the case, Narrow the differential, Analyze the differential, Probe the preceptor, Plan management, and Select an issue for self-directed learning
SOAP - Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (related to clinical notes)
SOAP - Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (related to Match Day)
SOC - Student Outreach Clinic
SP - Standardized Patient
SPA - Speech Pathology and Audiology
SPC - Student Progress Committee (PA Students)
SPCC - Student Promotion and Conduct Committee (MD)
SWCTA - Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas
TBL - Team Based Learning
UME - Undergraduate Medical Ed (MD student)
UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
UNR- University of Nevada, Reno
UNR Med- University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
URM - Under-Represented in medicine
USMLE - United States Medical Licensing Examination - USMLE 1 (Step1), USMLE 2 CK (Step 2) - Clinical Knowledge, and USMLE 2 CS (Step 2) - Clinical Skills
VPRI - Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation
VSLO - Visiting Student Learning Opportunities
WGEA - Western Group of Educational Affairs
WGSA - Western Group on Student Affairs
WOSR - Western Organization of Student Representatives