UNLV aims to develop Nevada’s first academic health center that will bring teams of physicians, nurses, a wide range of health care professionals, researchers, academic faculty and other medical experts together in one setting to advance the region’s health care.
With five health care professional schools in nursing, integrated health, community health sciences, dentistry, and allopathic medicine, UNLV is perfectly poised to create an academic health center. The academic health center will feature multi-specialty clinics, an integrated faculty practice plan, and an affiliation with a primary teaching hospital, the University Medical Center (UMC) to build needed teaching and residency programs, and research.
The UNLV Academic Health Center vision is to have all health science schools housed primarily at 625 Shadow Lane — in the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District. Students will learn how to deliver high quality care working in health care teams, the importance of population health, and how to develop community partnership.