Whether it is in the chaotic midst of a University of Nevada football game on a sunny afternoon at Mackay Stadium, or near the equally challenging, dusty chutes of the Reno Rodeo, Dr. Carol Scott is never far from the action of the northern Nevada sports scene.
Scott, a native Nevadan who grew up in Winnemucca, wouldn’t have it any other way. During the course of the school year at Nevada, Scott wears a variety of hats. She is director of the University of Nevada School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship program, is assistant director of the University’s Student Health Center and is team physician for Wolf Pack athletics.
And if that isn’t enough … she also works as an emergency department physician for rural hospitals in Nevada.
“Dr. Scott has amazing energy and amazing expertise,” says Nevada athletic director Cary Groth. “She is an invaluable asset not only to the student-athletes of Wolf Pack athletics, but to the entire university and our state.”
Scott was instrumental in securing accreditation for the Sports Medicine Fellowship in Reno, which has partnered with a variety of organizations throughout northern Nevada to provide sports medicine experience in an array of sporting events unique to the area, including the Reno Rodeo, the Special Olympics and the annual Volleyball Festival.
As the Wolf Pack’s team physician, Scott, who is board-certified in adolescent and family medicine, integrates a primary care approach into sports medicine, giving the Wolf Pack a more comprehensive and holistic slant to its care.