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Luis Olivas, D.O., left, chief resident of family medicine in Las Vegas, speaks with a patient as Elissa Palmer, M.D., chair of the department, and medical student Troy Shields review the patient’s case on the school’s newly installed electronic medical records system. From the July 2014 issue of Synapse. Photo by Edgar Antonio Núñez

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VA Medical Center battles doctor shortage (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Dr. Miriam Bar-on, University of Nevada Medical School’s associate dean for graduate medical education, said there are currently three residency training positions and two fellowships in a program that works collaboratively with the VA Medical Center and University Medical Center in Las Vegas. As the participants advance into specialized fields, she hopes they will remain where they were trained.

Pedestrian safety in Las Vegas crosswalks (KSNV Ch. 3)
Dr. Deborah Kuhls, School of Medicine trauma surgeon and medical director of trauma and critical care unit at UMC, discusses outcomes for patients brought in as the result of pedestrian accidents.

Medical Schools Strive to Address Clinical Training Shortage (U.S. News & World Report)
According to AAFP News, the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno is in the process of developing an office of community physician faculty engagement, which will aid preceptors with everything from scheduling training slots to completing student evaluation forms.

Health Watch: The Affordable Care Act (KUNR)
Richelle O’Driscoll talks with Matt Milone, Senior Associate Dean for legal affairs at the University of Nevada School of Medicine about new provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will affect employers in 2015.

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