Renown + University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine 

Becoming a Four-Year Medical School

The ultimate goal of this affiliation is for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine to become a full, four-year campus for medical student education. Renown is partnering to help UNR Med develop full capabilities for third- and fourth-year medical school classes so all clinical education can be done here in Reno.

Improving and expanding care in our region is not limited to physicians. Renown and UNR Med also created the area’s first Master of Physician Assistant program. Renown helped kick-start the program and will provide the expertise of Renown providers and leading-edge training sites. 

Expanding residencies and fellowships

On this path, expanding residencies and fellowships will be key. Together, we are working to double the number of residences statewide by the end of 2019. Additionally, we are collaborating on the creation of new medical student clerkships in obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, emergency medicine and surgery as well as expanded student electives in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and psychiatry.

Integrating leadership and medical offices

Helping to connect the expertise of both organizations, leaders at Renown Health have taken joint leadership roles with UNR Med in the areas of pediatrics and neurology. Additionally, the School of Medicine’s internal medicine multi-specialty and pediatrics medical offices also joined Renown Medical Group.