Aug. 11, 2022

 

Resolution No. 8 of the 33rd Session

Introduced by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA):

WHEREAS, The UNLV Faculty Senate passed Resolution on Establishment of a Medical School at UNLV on April 23, 2013. The UNLV GPSA endorses it in its entirety, with additional clauses added by the GPSA (indicated by underlined passages).  The Faculty Senate Resolution reads as follows: 

WHEREAS, The Association of American Medical Colleges ranks the state of Nevada 45th in the US in terms of total active physicians (i.e., 198.3/100,000 population); and

WHEREAS, The Association of American Medical Colleges ranks the state of Nevada 7th in the US in terms of active physicians who are international medical graduates; and

WHEREAS, The Association of American Medical Colleges ranks the state of Nevada 37th out of 41 states in the US in terms of total students enrolled in public medical schools (i.e., 9.4/100,000 population); and

WHEREAS, The Association of American Medical Colleges ranks the state of Nevada 46th in terms of residents and fellows enrolled in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (i.e., 10.5/100,000 population); and 

WHEREAS, The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents Health Sciences System Committee “shall promote quality education, research, patient care and community health across health care disciplines, driven by access, quality, value and the needs of people of the State of Nevada”; 

WHEREAS, Additional undergraduate and graduate degree programs and research funding in areas related to medicine, e.g. nanotechnology, molecular biology, and genetics, are highly likely to be implemented and / or enhanced, as well as leading to beneficial educational and community impact; therefore let it be

RESOLVED, That the UNLV Faculty Senate commends transparent and constructive discussions by the Board of Regents for the creation of a medical school in southern Nevada; and

RESOLVED, That the UNLV Faculty Senate endorses the creation of a medical school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to serve the unmet needs of the citizenry of the state of Nevada; and

RESOLVED, That the UNLV Graduate & Professional Student Association will send this approved resolution to the President of University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents. 


 

Approved this 4th day of November 2013

 


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