The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine trains future physicians to exercise compassion and commitment in the practice of medicine and do their part to improve health care worldwide. Students have the opportunity to partake in world-class basic, translational and clinical biomedical research studies.
Gerontology is vital to those choosing careers in health care, public administration, education, business, recreation, social work, nursing, nutrition, psychology, speech pathology, audiology, law and many other professions. Faculty mentoring relationships fostering student research, critical thinking and practical application of theory prepare student scholars to enter a variety of careers related to aging.
Physician Assistant Studies
Physician assistants work with physicians and other members of a health care team to deliver many types of patient care. PAs routinely perform physical exams, order and review medical testing, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgeries, counsel patients and families on preventive health care and handle numerous other high-level medical tasks.
Speech pathology incorporates elements of audiology, speech, language and disorders to give students the complete knowledge of the field. The purpose of specializing in speech pathology is to evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. The need for specialists is high due to more cases of neurological, speech, language and hearing disorders.