Residents receive a diverse integrated education, which combines the learning and experience of patient care with dedicated time learning from procedural workshops, objective structured clinical examination scenarios, board review didactics and quizzes, and a journal club that incorporates the review of important American Family Physician article reviews. Our dedicated didactic and morning report education is resident-driven and evolves each year to cover topics that need more attention according to resident requests and the results of the in-training exams done annually to assess resident progression. We try to provide a fun, interactive, and engaging atmosphere with our education to promote the continuation and application of evidence based medicine.
At the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV’s residency program, we strive for maintaining a strong work-life balance. We have a monthly support group that is done with mental health professionals outside our institution that come to support the residents with wellness activities, support group to deal with the stressors of patient care, resident life, and balancing your professional obligations with your personal life. Our residency program has retreats once or twice a year to celebrate the residents and their hard work as well as provide a protected platform to give the residency feedback on the different aspects of the program.
Our program likes to develop and encourage a strong sense of community, respect, and trust amongst each other and the members of the community. Our program is involved with multiple community outreach projects and clinics such as Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, McCarran Airport, The Boys and Girls Club, and help with medical care of the Olympic athletes that participate in The Special Olympics to name a few. During the October 1st Shooting and the current COVID crisis our residency has played a big role in addressing the needs of our community and will continue to find more opportunities to do so.
- Strong sense of community, respect and trust among the residents and faculty
- Supportive environment from faculty, to mentors and career advisors to fellow residents
- Strong commitment to work/life balance
- Manageable schedule
- Innovative curriculum tailored to each resident’s career ambitions
- Strong emphasis on community outreach
- Clinical opportunities with urban underserved patients