UNLV School of Medicine to assume control of 4 health centers
But as the budding UNLV School of Medicine prepares for its proposed July 2017 debut, the institution says it will take over four Clark County school-based health facilities with plans for innovation.
The medical school, which says it will assume control of the health centers run by the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, wants to focus on “prevention, primary care and behavioral health” at the facilities, according to a news release.
UNLV previously announced plans to assume control of the Reno school’s Las Vegas-based residency programs and much of the Southern Nevada staff over the next year as the Northern Nevada institution changes it focus.
Currently staffed by mostly second-year and some third-year pediatrics residents, the centers offer prescriptions, check-ups and samples of medication for health issues including asthma.
“We can actually make an acute difference along with overall preventative medicine,” said third-year resident Munira Rahman, who has worked in the clinics.