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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.


Q&A: New CEO shares vision for Renown (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Our new partnership with the University of Nevada School of Medicine is a very important piece of that, and the reason why is we're trying to create a legacy around making sure we have adequate physician staffing for the next series of decades.


Lawmakers turn VA scandal focus to female veterans (KTNV Ch. 13)
Doctor Armen Nickogosian, chief of primary care at the VA, said they're working with the University of Nevada School of Medicine to bring in a part-time gynecologist.




MountainView Hospital and UNSOM Collaborate on Expanded Medical Education Program (Nevada Business Magazine)
In an effort to increase the number of physicians serving in Southern Nevada, MoutainView Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) have agreed to work toward the development of an expanded Graduate Medical Education (GME) program based at MountainView Hospital.



MountainView Hospital and UNSOM Collaborate on Expanded Medical Education Program (Nevada Business)
In an effort to increase the number of physicians serving in Southern Nevada, MoutainView Hospital and the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM) have agreed to work toward the development of an expanded Graduate Medical Education (GME) program based at MountainView Hospital.



New School of Medicine clinic opens in Henderson (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The University of Nevada School of Medicine cut the ribbon Tuesday on a new care center in Henderson designed to serve wide-ranging primary care needs by providing several specialties in one clinic.


Affordable Care Act seen as assist to treating the mentally ill (Las Vegas Business Press)
The growth of psychiatric units will require more psychiatrists in Nevada, and the state has had trouble recruiting them, Dickson said. Nevada has 6.5 psychiatrists per 100,000 people. That’s below the 12.7 per 100,000 nationally, according to the University of Nevada School of Medicine. The region has also been trying to address a shortage of child psychiatrists as well.



Experts say father’s involvement pivotal to proper child rearing (Las Vegas Review Journal)
“Parents are the very first relationships children have and those form the foundation for identity development and later relationships. … Kids who don’t have contact with one or both of their parents, for whatever reason, really long to know that other parent,” said Erika Ryst, associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry for the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Dr. Iain Buxton and the search for more effective treatments of breast cancer (KUNR)
In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Iain Buxton, Regents Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine about his ongoing research in determining additional and hopefully more effective treatments of breast cancer.


Editorial: Renown, medical school agreement monumental (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Regent John Dean Leavitt got it exactly right last week when he called an agreement between the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Renown Regional Medical Center “a monumental accomplishment.”


Dead patient? New tech gives students another try (FoxNews)
"Once you're there in real life, there's real consequences, but over here you can make your mistakes, gain your confidence, gain your knowledge, and then once you go out there you're better prepared to do it on real people," said Dr. Allen Pourmoussa, a resident at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.


Health Watch: Online reviews of physicians (KUNR)
In this health watch segment from Beyond the Headlines, Richelle O'Driscoll talks with Dr. Andrew Pasternak, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Nevada School Of Medicine about the positive and negative implications of online reviews of physicians by partients.


Regents vote to increase Nevada college tuition (Las Vegas Review Journal)
Regents will consider fee increases for UNLV’s law school, dental school and the University of Nevada School of Medicine at a later date.