Friends and Colleagues,

It won’t be long until the young men and women who comprise our 2017 charter class -- they’re scheduled to graduate in 2021 -- take the next step in their medical careers with graduate medical education (GME). Yes, as my fellow physicians well know, on the day our students graduate from the UNLV School of Medicine, they can’t throw their graduation caps in the air, walk into a hospital, and start practicing medicine. Years of specialized training are ahead of them. In today’s issue of Making the Rounds, Dr. Kate Martin, our associate dean for GME, provides valuable insight into post graduate training, an exciting and challenging time when graduates of medical schools develop their clinical skills and define their identities as physicians.