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School of Medicine in the News

LETTERS: Teamwork will solve doctor shortage

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dean Thomas L. Schwenk and Dr. Miriam Bar-on pen a letter to the editor explaining the intricacies of improving the physician shortage in Nevada.


Health is focus at Carson’s Rotary Club

• Nevada Appeal

Alisha Fong, University of Nevada Medical Center simulation technician specialist from the Reno campus, said simulated devices serve as patients to provide students working toward being doctors or nurses with hands-on experience in circumstances during which mistakes don’t take lives.


Is there a doctor on the Burning Man playa? — Yes

• Nevada Appeal

In addition to a dedicated website for its recruitment efforts, Humboldt General works with Renown, Saint Mary’s and the University of Nevada School of Medicine to recruit skilled medical workers to the event.






Fighting brain drain in Reno

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Med school dean Thomas Schwenk sees brain drain happening because medical students sometimes can't find a hospital or clinic in Nevada to do their training or residency — especially with psychiatric and pediatric subspecialties — so they're forced to leave the state.


$27 million sought for UNLV medical school

• Las Vegas Review-Journal
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The two-year funding request asks that UNLV’s new medical school get $26.67 million. It also seeks a $5.09 million boost for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, plus $4.3 million for one-time expenditures. Also, $9.88 million is being sought for graduate medical education.


Med student mentor: University of Nevada School of Medicine

• The Scope: University of Utah Health Sciences Radio

Ann Diggins, School of Medicine director of student affairs in Las Vegas, describes her school’s unique approach to recruiting. She provides an insightful heads-up on what University of Nevada looks for in a med school applicant.



School of Medicine on seat belt safety

• KLAS Ch. 8

School of Medicine study looks at hospital costs associated with vehicle accidents when patient is wearing or not wearing a seat belt.


John Packham: Achieving health care’s triple aim

• Reno Gazette-Journal

Next month, delegates from around the world will be sharing ideas and best practices on the integration of emergency medical services into rural and urban health care delivery systems at the 10th annual International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine being held in Reno.


New doc joins Tahoe Sports Medicine

• Tahoe Daily Tribune

Barton Health is pleased to announce that Alison Ganong, MD will be joining Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in September.


Medical school hosts scrubs ceremony for Hug High

• KRNV Ch. 4

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will host students from Proctor C. Hug High School and their families on Aug. 14 at a welcoming “scrubs” ceremony for those teens entering the Health Science Academy this school year.



The Morning Blend

• Vegas Morning Blend (Ch. 13)

Dr. Eric Farbman of the University of Nevada School of Medicine discusses Parkinson's disease.


University of Nevada, Reno Dr. Michael Bloch on quitting smoking

• KTVN Ch. 2

School of Medicine's Dr. Michael Bloch discusses ways to be effective when trying to quit smoking.


To get doctors, improve residencies

• Las Vegas Review-Journal

And Nevada, despite having one of the worst physician shortages in the country, doesn’t have enough residencies and fellowships to place all the graduates of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the valley’s private Touro University, making the state a net exporter of medical school graduates.



The power of two

• Desert Companion

People outside health care might not realize we have a public medical school in Las Vegas. Well, sort of one. That is, we have third- and fourth-year students from the Reno-based University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), who come here to do their clinical rotations.


School of Medicine opens Henderson patient clinic

• Desert Companion

This summer, the University of Nevada School of Medicine opened a patient care center on St. Rose Parkway in Henderson. If you didn’t realize the state’s only public medical school had clinics that are open to all, you’re way out of the loop. The Henderson location is UNSOM’s 14th in Southern Nevada.


Free Student Outreach Clinic treats uninsured

• Daily Sparks Tribune

The University of Nevada School of Medicine will host a free Student Outreach Clinic this month. The general clinic, which includes women’s care, will be held on Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and the children’s clinic will be held on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.


Free apps offer solutions to medical challenges

• KRNV Ch. 4

"I think a lot of that is the way of the future," said University of Nevada School of Medicine Professor Doctor Daniel Spogen. "People are looking for more immediate access than in the past."


School of Medicine sets free August clinic dates

• ThisIsReno.com

The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for August are scheduled for the following dates: A general clinic (including women’s needs) will be held Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon and a children’s clinic will be held on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.