Department Overview

Primary care physicians are some of the most sought after professionals, especially in underserved communities. Family physicians have the ability to be able to treat patients of all ages, sexes, and any degree of disease or injury and have an amazing opportunity to treat a patient over their lifetime. We train Nevada's future physicians to make primary care doctors more available to everyone. By increasing the amount of primary care physicians, we can help reduce healthcare costs and improve the overall welfare of the state.

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine is committed to providing outstanding patient care and medical education. Our team of award-winning faculty, knowledgeable residents, and accomplished fellows cares about the health of everyone in the community.

Our teaching clinic allows physicians to advance their skills in primary care with a variety of patients and medical histories. In addition, we offer prestigious fellowship training to further educate doctors in areas of sports medicine, obstetrics, and urgent care. Residents also have the chance to train in a rural setting, assisting underserved communities in healthcare. Our program combines all aspects of family medicine from biological, clinical, and behavioral science to give students the most comprehensive view of family medicine.

The family medicine clinic is a fully-operational primary care center dedicated to providing patients with quality, general, and specialized medical care. Board-certified doctors along with trained residents will see to it that you get the care you need. Our compassionate, respectful, and knowledgeable staff is available to treat all members in your family.

Graduate Medical Education

Residency Programs

Fellowship Program

We offer a Sports Medicine fellowship providing advanced primary care training to highly qualified physicians. This fellowship program is among the only premier, advanced training opportunities offered in the western United States. This program provides exceptional opportunities to train and teach in a diverse setting. We pride ourselves on the diversity delivered by our structured medical education opportunities. Our Sports Medicine Fellowship allows physicians the chance to treat Division I collegiate athletes.

Grants and Special Projects

There are several grant-funded projects within the department, including the Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP), Nevada Test Site Former Worker Surveillance Program, Rural Medical Education Collaborative, and Nevada Family Medicine: Maternity Care Advancement Project.

Nevada RESEP

Nevada Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program offers medical outreach and education to those affected by nuclear weapons testing. Eligible individuals are offered no-cost medical screenings, educational materials, referral services, and assistance with filing claims under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.

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