About the School of Medicine

About the School of Medicine

About the School of Medicine

Advancing Medicine and Health

The University of Nevada School of Medicine for more than four decades has prepared physicians who are leading the way to better health for Nevada, the nation and the world. Our more than 1,800 M.D. graduates have received advanced education to provide the best in service to the fields of primary and specialty care, as well as medical research.

first hooding ceremony at school of medicine

History and Background

The School of Medicine was established in 1969 as a community-based medical school with a mission of educating primary care physicians for rural Nevada. What once started as a two-year school, now offers four-year degrees in medicine, clinical sciences, among others.