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Carson Valley homes sought for medical Nevada students

Staff Reports

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is asking residents of Minden and Gardnerville to open their homes and hearts to medical students studying in their community later this year.

Starting now, some members of the Class of 2016 will begin their four-week small community rotation requirement in these communities. The required program for graduation relies on the goodwill and generosity of community members to help house students during their four-week rotation.

“We have placed students in the Minden and Gardnerville area in the past and hope we can rely on the town’s willingness to do so again this year,” said Jamie Anderson, director, Rural Medical Education for the medical school. “Our students have truly loved learning about these communities and working with the physicians there.”

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is committed to serving the health care needs of small communities, which is why all medical students must complete a rotation in a smaller community prior to graduation. Students are placed in rural communities throughout the state of Nevada as well as in communities in eastern California.

Residents providing students housing must offer them their own bedroom and bathroom as well as kitchen access. Current rotations are ongoing through April 2016. Volunteers are needed this year and in the upcoming rotations starting again in July 2016 through May 2017.

Those interested in providing housing to medical students completing their four-week rotation in Minden and Gardnerville may contact Anderson at 775-682-7728.