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March 31, 2011
By Anne McMillin
Medical students from the University of Nevada have a statewide and worldwide outlook on their medical education. While studying to serve the people of Nevada after graduation, these students are also applying their medical skills to regions beyond the state and the country.
More than a dozen medical students are volunteering to work in a free medical clinic in Nicaragua this summer to provide health care to those in need.
A public fund raising benefit will be held Saturday, April 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Center for Molecular Medicine foyer at the School of Medicine on the UNR campus. Silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and beverages are all planned for this annual event.
Proceeds will benefit the students' trip to Nicaragua through the non-profit organization Bridges to Community.
Tickets are $20 per person if purchased prior to the event or $30 at the door. Advance tickets are available from Christina Sarman by calling (775) 784-6009. The public is invited to attend and support Nevada medical students making a difference locally and globally.