University of Nevada, Reno Dept. of FM - Rural Training Track

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The University of Nevada Family Medicine Department has a rural track in Elko, Nevada.  This is a full-scope, fully accredited 2-2-2 program where residents learn their first year in Reno and the last two years in Elko. Elko’s hospital has a catchment area of 130 miles where our rural residents have exposure to all regional socio-economic groups and train in all areas of the hospital, with no closed units.  They care for newborns, assist with c-sections, manage critical ICU cases, and become proficient in bread and butter pediatric and adult illnesses like pneumonia and asthma. The ER experience is robust, as Elko is a travel corridor with an active mining industry--allowing for exposure to a variety of trauma and other emergent medical issues. Residents average 2 inpatient encounters a day, as they care for both their own patients and community physicians.

A foundation for pediatric experiences is provided in the Reno-based intern year and residents routinely care for 200 newborn, 200 inpatient pediatric, 30 vaginal deliveries, 75 Pediatric ER visits, 320 adult inpatient visits, and spend a month in the ICU before arriving in Elko. The musculoskeletal month (with our 3 sports medicine faculty) and VA surgery rotation are in the intern year to maximize learning. 


We are committed to providing a caring and supportive environment for our learners.  We provide thoughtful patient care, one in which our employees refer their friends and family to us for medical care.  To achieve this goal we strive for excellence in resident education, fiscal responsibility, and an appreciation of everyone’s worth and dignity.


Mission: Developing the future of Family Medicine through caring for our community today.

Vision: Embracing innovation and inclusion--to be a Center of Excellence in Primary Care and Primary Care Education for Northern Nevada.

Values: respect, integrity, excellence, compassion, discovery, inquisitiveness, and teamwork

We are academic, hard-charging at work and fun-loving at play.  Elko is nestled near the Lamoille Canyon with abundant outdoor activities.

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