Issue 23 - Dec. 1, 2015
Making the Rounds with Founding Dean Barbara Atkinson
Jeff Gillan, from New3LV discusses UNLV School of Medicine's progress with Founding Dean Dr. Atkinson
F riends and Colleagues,                 

Af ter nine months of working on our accreditation documents, we had the great satisfaction of submitting them to the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) - the accrediting body for allopathic or medical degree (MD) granting medical schools. Our accreditation documents demonstrate we are ready for the next stage of the accreditation process.
The LCME will now review these documents and decide if they will do a survey site visit late this Spring. The goal of this visit is to show the survey team we have all the pieces in place to start accepting students for our charter class in 2017. If the LCME agrees, we will start recruiting students October 2016.
You can read the summary of our accreditation documents, called the self-study here. The self-study is a straightforward and balanced view of the medical school's strengths and weaknesses. Over the next few months, we will continue to improve all aspects of our program. If you have comments after reading the self-study please send them to

There is so much happening in Las Vegas right now to improve medical education. UNLV School of Medicine, along with Roseman College of Medicine and Touro School of Medicine are making tremendous progress toward our shared mission to improve access to care. Roseman College of Medicine submitted their accreditation documents in August and will have their LCME site visit this winter. Touro School of Medicine celebrated their 10th anniversary and recently announced the retirement of their Founding Dean Mitchell Forman, DO. Their new dean, John Dougherty, DO will start on Feb. 1, 2016. Dr. Dougherty comes to Touro from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine where he served as the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education These milestone accomplishments are raising the level of engagement of medical academics in Southern Nevada and ensuring we have more physicians for the future.  It's a very exciting time. 

Best wishes,
Physicians: Save the Date 
The UNLV School of Medicine and Clark County Medical Society are co-hosting a Town Hall meeting for physicians to learn about the new medical school's program. The Town Hall meeting is slated for  Wednesday, December 9 from 6-8 pm at the Innevation Center. 

For more information click here.

RSVP today by calling the Clark County Medical Society at (702) 739-9989.

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