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Medical students to receive community-based training

Residency Program Insider, October 2, 2015

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Working under the theory that medical students immersed in a community may want to stay there, two new medical schools in Nevada—the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine and Roseman University’s College of Medicine—will incorporate community-based training into their curriculums when they open in the fall of 2017.

UNLV is working with community organizations to find ways to utilize students. For the first year and a half of their education, the medical students will volunteer for two hours every week at several faith-based and community organizations. In their third year, they will then be placed at one of three outpatient clinics instead of rotating through specialties at hospitals.

Roseman will educate students about how the local health system works during orientation. Later they will be trained at community health clinics. 
  
Source: Las Vegas Sun



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