The Office of Medical Education
Welcome to the Office of Medical Education at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM). Our mission is to engage students in the pursuit of clinical excellence as lifelong learners through leadership, communication and teamwork and to support faculty in the development, delivery and evaluation of the curriculum.
The first two years of the program are concentrated in classrooms and laboratories on the Reno campus. The curriculum emphasizes the biomedical and behavioral sciences basic and foundational to the practice of medicine. Basic science disciplines are integrated with each other and with clinical problems to promote the learning of problem-solving skills. Beginning in the Fall of 2012, the curriculum will transition to a systems based block format to further integrate the basic science disciplines with clinical problems. Early clinical training is provided for students to learn patient interviewing, doctor-patient relationship skills, and the basics of physical examination and diagnosis. Throughout the first and second years, students spend time with community physicians in office and clinic settings. Opportunities to participate in basic and clinical science research throughout the curriculum are available. The third and fourth years emphasize a balance of ambulatory and inpatient medical education designed to prepare students for residency training and beyond. Third and fourth year students study clinical medicine in Reno, Las Vegas, and rural Nevada.
As an alumnus of the University of Nevada School of Medicine, I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous opportunities offered by our school and hope you find your experience here as rewarding as I have.
Timothy Baker, M.D.
Associate Dean for Medical Education
University of Nevada School of Medicine
Office of Medical Education / MS 0342
Reno, NV 89557
Fax (775) 784-6194