Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics University of Nevada School of Medicine website in Las Vegas.
The Department of Pediatrics in Las Vegas provides the third year clerkship for the majority of the medical students including a wide variety of fourth year electives and a sub internship. We currently have 13 residents per class and two chief residents.
The clinical training of medical students is at University Medical Center. The name reflects that it is the training site for UNSOM.
Our fully accredited residency program utilizes two hospitals, The Childrens Hospital of Nevada/ University Medical Center and Sunrise Childrens Hospital. Residents spend 50% of their time at each facility. Both institutions equally support different aspects of the residency program. Outpatient clinics are at UMC and our own department’s University of Nevada School of Medicine Patient Center (UPC). Subspecialty rotations are primarily in the community within physician’s offices.
A simulation center, developed in 2009-10, provides a training resource for our residents learning procedural skills as well as experiencing a variety of clinical scenarios.
The department has approximately 126 faculty consisiting of both full time academic and clinical faculty.
The department has fulltime academic faculty in the areas of adolescent medicine, allergy/immunology, behavioral developmental, endocrinology, general pediatrics, genetics, gastroenterology, hematology, hospitalists, infectious disease and pulmonology