Co-Curricular Activities

Student Outreach Clinic

Under the direct supervision of licensed faculty and community physicians, medical students from UNR Med offer monthly Student Outreach Clinics providing free care to the medically uninsured.

Student Research

Research opportunities are available with a number of faculty members. Students are encouraged to take advantage of this added dimension of medical education. Nevada students often have the opportunity to coauthor a paper with faculty members with whom they have worked. A number of students have presented research findings at regional and national meetings. A list of student research activities for the past five years is posted at the Office of Medical Research. For more information, contact the Office of Medical Research at

Summer Preceptorships

There are other educational opportunities for students, including summer preceptorships in clinical, community, and research settings. Summer preceptorships are coordinated through the Office of Medical Education. Students are discouraged from arranging clinical experiences with physicians on their own, due to a potential risk of liability. The School of Medicine's liability insurance covers students only when they are engaged in clinical activities that have documented approval from the Office of Medical Education.

Student Volunteer Experiences

Students wishing to volunteer in any experience where patient care is provided must have a signed memorandum of understanding between UNR Med and the event organizer in order to participate in the role of a UNR Med medical student.