Rural Family Medicine Residency

About the Program

The UNLV School of Medicine Rural Family Medicine Residency Program offers physicians the opportunity to complete their first year in Las Vegas including training at a Level I County hospital. The last two years of residency involved training will be in a rural setting in Winnemucca, Nevada at Humboldt. The 3 year program meets all of the family medicine national accreditation requirements for medical education and training.

Residents will have the opportunity to provide primary care to the rural and underserved community of Humboldt County. Current residents include those born and raised in the state who enjoy serving low-income communities and well-traveled residents who have aided third-world countries in helping those residents learn how to improve their health. The residents experience all aspects of care including trauma during both the Las Vegas and Winnemucca training. Residents trained in rural residency programs enjoy a wider list of career opportunities, including in Winnemucca, after graduation.

Strengths of the Program

  • Fully Accredited by ACGME
  • Hands on teaching in a quiet, beautiful, rural community
  • Newly renovated hospital with new clinical facilities
  • Opportunities for trauma, multiple OB deliveries, and first assist on surgeries including C-sections
  • Community involvement including opportunities to work with paramedics at local athletic and recreational events


PGY 1 (Las Vegas)

  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • ICU/Pulmonary
  • Pediatrics Inpatient
  • Pediatrics Outpatient
  • Neonatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics/Peds ER
  • Pediatrics Outpatient Senior
  • Specialty Block 1+
  • Specialty Block 2++
  • Specialty Block 3+++

PGY 2 (Winnemucca)

  • Community Health
  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Musculoskeletal (Orthopedics)
  • FRMC^/Obstetrics
  • Elective

PGY 3 (Winnemucca)

  • Health Systems Management
  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • Inpatient Adult Medicine
  • Inpatient Adult Medicine Senior
  • Inpatient Adult Medicine Senior
  • Musculoskeletal (Sports Medicine)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • FRMC^
  • FRMC^
  • FRMC^
  • Elective
  • Elective


  • +Specialty block 1 rotation = musculoskeletal medicine (Rheumatology)/neurology/longitudinal GYN
  • ++Specialty block 2 rotation = ENT/Ophthalmology/Longitudinal GYN
  • +++Specialty block 3 rotation = Endocrinology/Longitudinal GYN
  • FRMC^ = continuity clinic plus exposure to dermatology, nephrology, gastroenterology, radiology, cardiology


Mailing Address

Family & Community Medicine
2410 Fire Mesa Street
Las Vegas, NV 89128