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  • 1. University of Nevada School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • 2. Family Medicine Residency
    • Established in 1989
    • First graduating class in 1991
    • Since 1991, have graduated 85 Family Physicians – 80% have stayed in Nevada
    • Opened our current clinic in 2003
    • Residents are trained in all aspects of medicine including Obstetrics, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Cardiology, Dermatology, and Emergency Medicine.
  • 3. Our Clinic
    • 16 exam rooms, 2 procedure rooms, and a state of the art conference room.
    • We see over 11,000 patient visits per year including expecting mothers, children, adults and the elderly.
  • 4. Hospital Service
    • Our residents see over 700 patients per year at UMC hospital
    • Each resident averages 5-7 patients per day.
    • 92% of our hospital patients are uninsured.
  • 5. Obstetrics Fellowship
    • Started in 2004
      • Fellows are trained in advanced mother/child care including fetal ultrasound, medical complications of pregnancy, fetal assessment, delivery and Caesarean sections
  • 6. Sports Medicine Fellowship
    • Started in 2006
    • 12 months of training in muscle and bone injuries, exercise physiology and medical conditions specific to athletes.
  • 7. Urgent Care Fellowship
    • Urgent Care Fellowship started in 2010.
    • 12 months of clinical experience in the field of Urgent Care Medicine. This includes rotations in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiology, and working at local urgent cares (UMC Quick Care)
  • 8. Community
  • 9. TAR WARS
    • Anti-tobacco program presented by faculty and residents to 5 th graders in Southern Nevada
    • Last year we presented to 19 classrooms and over 500 students
  • 10. Home Visits
    • Each Family Resident makes 1-2 home visits per year for patients that cannot come into the clinic.
  • 11. Rural
    • Residents complete a 1 month rotation in a rural location in Nevada. Locations include Ely, Elko, and Boulder City.
  • 12. Community Health Fairs and Flu Shot Clinics
    • Last year our residents and faculty served at 9 community health fairs and gave over 750 flu shots.
  • 13. High School Physicals
    • Last year faculty and residents performed over 1,400 high school athlete physicals at reduced cost.
  • 14. Volunteers In Medicine
    • Faculty and residents volunteer at the “Volunteers in Medicine” clinic 1-2 times per month. This is a free clinic in eastern Las Vegas where patients without insurance can be seen by a physician and receive labs and prescriptions for free.
  • 15. Centering Pregnancy
    • Residents see pregnant patients in a non-traditional Obstetrics clinics
      • Most patients have no insurance (underserved)
      • Patients take their own vital signs before seeing the doctor
      • Patients meet at each visit as a group and discuss issues relating to their pregnancy.
  • 16. Advance Life Support In Obstetrics (ALSO)
    • Dr. Elissa J. Palmer brought the ALSO program to Nevada!
    • All of our faculty are trained to perform and teach this intense two day course.
    • All residents are ALSO certified
    • To date we have taught 6 courses in Reno and Las Vegas and have trained hundreds of providers in these life saving techniques.
  • 17. Scholarly Activities
    • Senior Residents present a scholarly project at the end of their final year of residency.
    • Projects have included:
      • Research into cardiac health of women of Southern Nevada (including a $5,000 grant)
      • A presentation on a resident’s work in earthquake ravaged Haiti
      • Research on childhood obesity
  • 18. Radiation Exposure and Nevada Test Site
    • Dr. Hunt has received a grant for the last 5 years to screen for cancer, patients who were potentially exposed to radiation from nuclear bomb testing in Nevada (down-winders)
    • Dr. Hunt has also obtained a grant to screen patients for cancer, that worked at the Nevada Test Site..
  • 19. The Future
    • Continued involvement in the community
    • Residency Expansion
    • Rural Training program in Winnemucca, NV
    • Expansion of current fellowships
  • 20. Thank You For Stopping By!