Community Faculty

The UNLV School of Medicine (SOM) is committed to delivering high-quality innovative education, research, and superb clinical care to meet the health care needs of the growing and diverse population of Nevada. To accomplish this program, we are building a strong partnership with the community, including the Community Faculty program.

Community faculty are individuals who volunteer their time to help the medical school in aspects of education, research, community engagement or care of others. There are several ways candidates can help the school, including research collaboration, student mentorship, and community and committee support.

Would you like to be among those individuals who directly participate in shaping the education of future physicians of Nevada? If so, please discuss your wish to contribute with a department of your choice and complete the Community Faculty application.

Guests from the Community Faculty Welcome Reception on May 10, 2019, with Founding Dean Dr. Barbara Atkinson.

Guests from the Community Faculty Welcome Reception on May 10, 2019, with Founding Dean Dr. Barbara Atkinson.


Access Library Resources

  • Database articles (such as PubMed, DynaMed Plus, Up to Date, etc.) from on and off campus locations
  • Remote access to Libraries’ online resources through an ACE account (if issued by UNLV Office of Information Technology)
  • Use of library computers and printing
  • Check out materials
  • Library On-Campus locations include:


  • Community Faculty can receive a RebelCard for a fee of $20 to access multiple discounts and offers.
  • Please contact the RebelCard office, and inform them of your appointment as Community Faculty from the UNLV School of Medicine so that the RebelCard staff will be able to look up your information.

Access Faculty Development Programs

Additional information coming soon.


  • Teaching (UME, GME)
  • Research
  • Committee Service

A minimum of 25 hours documented service per year is required to maintain Community Faculty status.

Application Process Requirements

  • Doctoral level training or field-specific equivalent
  • Please discuss this opportunity with the Department Chair prior to applying
  • If recommended by the Chair, you will be provided with the link to complete the portal application.

New Appointment and Reappointment Process