Academic Health Center - Progress

The Academic Health Center (AHC) fosters a dynamic, humanistic environment that 1) promotes an innovative curricula that prepares a collaborative practice-ready workforce; 2) advances a synergistic pathway toward excellence in research and scholarship; 3) fosters collaborative, comprehensive person-centered clinical services; and 4) stimulates reciprocal community engagement that enhances the visibility and demonstrates the value of the Academic Health Center.*

*(revised fall 2018)

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Develop a Practice-Ready Workforce

Student and Faculty Participants in Diversity and Inclusion Training
Patient Satisfaction – School of Dental Medicine

Provide Health Care Delivery and Community Service

Data collection began FY18 with July 2018 being the baseline
Data collection began FY18 with July 2018 being the baseline

PRACTICE is the Partnership for Research, Assessment, Counseling, Therapy and Innovative Clinical Education (a community mental health training clinic).

CICFC is the Center for Individual, Couple & Family Counseling (training facility for the Marriage and Family Therapy program and provides quality, low-cost therapy to local community residents).


  • 80 community agencies will provide preceptorships for UNLV medical students.
  • Nevada Healthy Homes Partnership – w/ Health District and other partners – identifies and corrects preventable health hazards that can trigger asthma and injuries.
  • Dental: each year, the School of Dental Medicine's multiple community outreach programs conduct nearly 60,000 patient visits and deliver more than $1 million in free services to underserved populations.
  • Started in 2007 by alumnus John Ferrin DMD in memory of his brother, the Sgt. Clint Ferrin Memorial Clinic serves the oral health needs of underinsured or uninsured veterans. The clinic takes place ten times per year and has served more than 1,750 veterans since its inception.
  • Preprofessional dental and medical programs volunteer with the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Ronald McDonald House Charities, which helps gives students an edge when applying to med/dental school.

Research and Community Excellence

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