School of Medicine seeking housing volunteers for students studying in Fallon

2/15/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is asking members of the Fallon community to open their homes and hearts to medical students studying at Banner Churchill Community Hospital.

Starting this month, some members of the Class of 2007 will complete their four-week rural rotation requirement at Banner Churchill Community Hospital. The rural rotation program is run by the school's Department of Interdisciplinary Medical Education. The department relies on the goodwill and generosity of community members to help house students during their four-week rotation.

"We have placed students in the Fallon area for several years," says Jamie Anderson, DIME director. "Our students have truly loved learning about the community and working with the physicians there. It's a wonderful teaching site."

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is committed to serving the healthcare needs of rural communities which is why all students must complete a rural rotation in a community hospital prior to graduation. Students are placed in rural hospitals throughout the state of Nevada as well as in outlying communities in eastern California and southern Idaho.

Those interested in providing housing to medical students completing their four-week rotation at Banner Churchill Community Hospital may contact Jamie Anderson, DIME director, at (775) 784-4605 ext. 2159.

Residents providing students housing must offer them their own bedroom and bathroom as well as kitchen access. Rotations at Banner Churchill Community Hospital are conducted throughout the year.


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