The 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 government and community leaders in Reno on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Project Medical Education will guide about a dozen community leaders 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 when students learn where they will receive their resident training.
This day-long program was 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, education and training tomorrows doctors, conducting research to find tomorrow's cures, providing the world's most advanced care to millions of Americans, and delivering vital services to communities including care of the uninsured.