Recently, the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine received several honors for the great work they are doing for students, patients and the community. Here’s a look at two of these honors.
Clinical Faculty Promotions
The Community Faculty Appointment and Promotion Committee (CFAPC), part of the UNR Med Office of Community Faculty, meets twice a year to promote recommended community faculty members. These promotions recognize and honor faculty who have dedicated their time and knowledge to the medical education of UNR Med’s future healthcare professionals.
Here are those faculty members who have been promoted in 2017-2018 academic year:
Clinical Professor: Dr. Peter Lim
Clinical Associate Professor: Dr. Curtis Brown, Dr. Bruce W. Denney, Dr. Jasmine Dhindsa, Dr. Richard P. Ganchan, Dr. Susan Hsu, Dr. Maria Sta. Maria-Torres, Dr. R. Nathan Slotnick, Dr. Vickie L. Tippett
In the world of medical schools, accreditation is the gold standard for communicating the quality and performance of medical education programs. UNR Med was recently granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) through 2026. This achievement confirms that UNR Med’s programs, faculty, resources and partnerships are meeting or exceeding national standards for medical education.
As a fully accredited institution, UNR Med is eligible to receive federal grants and its students are eligible to apply to accredited residency programs in the United States.
UNR Med spent more than a year of extensive data collection, analysis and self-study to qualify for accreditation. The school hosted dozens of meetings with students, faculty and community partners in order to gather information to qualify for the LCME accreditation.