This enthusiastic group of students, shown here with their mentors Dr. Swanson and Dr. Gullapalli, travelled to Nicaragua in May of 2009.
UNSOM offers two kinds of Special Programs:
Scholarly Concentrations and Dual Degrees.
Eligibility requirements for scholarly concentrations and dual degrees apply. General inquiries about Special Programs should be directed to Robbyn Tolles, MAT, Director, Curriculum Assessment and Development at firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 775-682-7733.
Students earn a Scholarly Concentration in a specific area such as those named below. Students customarily perform 4 weeks of applicable work between year 1 and year 2 of medical school and a 4 week topical elective in their 4th year of medical school. Other requirements for the Scholarly Concentration vary between coordinators so a student should always check with the contact faculty member listed below in order to verify the program requirements. In order to request acceptance into a Scholarly Concentration program, a student must be in “good standing” following the completion of their first semester of medical school and should receive a letter of approval from the Student Promotion and Conduct Committee by the end of their first year. Scholarly Concentration programs are conducted entirely within the School of Medicine so no additional tuition is charged. All students will sign a Statement of Understanding with their mentor at the outset of the Scholarly Concentration.
|Programs that are available are:
|| Coordinator & Email
|Scholarly Concentration in Clinical Ethics
||Kimiko Ishibashi, M.D.
|Scholarly Concentration in Family Medicine
||Daniel Spogen, M.D. (Reno)
Elissa Palmer, M.D. (Las Vegas)
|Scholarly Concentration in Global Health
||Nagesh Gullapalli, M.D.
Stephanie Wright, M.D.
|Scholarly Concentration in Medical Education
||Jennifer Bennett, M.P. H.
|Scholarly Concentration in Narrative Medicine
|| Susan Palwick, Ph.D.
|Scholarly Concentration in Nutrition (Las Vegas)
|| Deborah Kuhls, M.D.
|Scholarly Concentration in Nutrition (Reno)
||Barbara Scott, MPH
|Scholarly Concentration in Service Learning
||Amy McFarland, MPH (Reno)
Kate Martin, M.D. (LV)
The following Dual Degree Programs are available at UNSOM: MD-PhD, MD-MPH, and MD-MBA. These degrees will require application to the UNR Graduate School utilizing the application process, tuition, and financial aid that all graduate students must use. At the time a student is enrolled with their second degree program, they are determined to be not enrolled with UNSOM, except where overlapping elective credits are allowed. At the earliest, a student may apply to a dual degree program following the successful completion of his/her first semester of medical school. The student must be in “good standing” and should receive a letter of approval from the Student Promotion and Conduct Committee. While most students choose to do their graduate coursework between years 2 & 3, it is also possible to do so between years 3 & 4. A student’s application must be completed and submitted prior to December 31st of the year prior to program entry. Both Offices of Admissions and Student Affairs and Medical Education should be notified of your interest in a dual degree program.
Program Contact & Email
MD-Ph.D. James Kenyon, Ph.D.
MD-MPH Wei Yang, Ph.D.
Via Assistant Bonnie Coker
MD-MBA Kambiz Raffiee, Ph.D.
Via Assistant Vicki Krentz
Updated January 16, 2013 by D. Chase