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Local leaders to experience career of a medical student



logo-mark-logotype-pms-282-stacked-16The University of Nevada School of Medicine will host ‘the career of a medical student in a day’ informational program, called Project Medical Education Nevada, for selected elected officials and government and community leaders in Las Vegas and Reno next week.

Seminars will guide about a dozen community leaders at each location through a compressed syllabus of the four-year medical school experience including the admissions process, anatomy laboratory, clinical shadowing experiences of the third- and fourth-years of medical school and culminating in the residency match process at the end of the final year of medical school where students learn when they will receive their resident training.

The seminars were developed from the Association of American Medical Colleges Project Medical Education model and are designed to create a more accurate knowledge base among opinion leaders and policymakers to make insightful decisions about future funding sources for medical education.

Medical education is the foundation and future of our state and nation’s health care systems. It is a complex, collaborative process that requires substantial resources–both intellectual and financial. Medical schools and teaching hospitals are national resources that provide essential benefits to the public through four intertwined missions:

• Educating and training tomorrow’s doctors
• Conducting research to find tomorrow’s cures
• Providing the world’s most advanced care to millions of Americans
• Delivering vital services to communities including care for the uninsured

The University of Nevada School of Medicine, a research-intensive, community-based medical school, has served Nevada for more than 40 years as its only public medical school. Our mission is improving the health of Nevada’s diverse population through world-class biomedical research, an innovative curriculum integrating basic and clinical sciences, and highly competitive residency and fellowship programs that complement a statewide network of urban and rural clinical facilities. Through targeted growth and investment in research, clinical services and education, we will become a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country.

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