United Health Foundation Awards $3 Million to UNLV Medical School

The United Health Foundation has announced a $3 million grant to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to create an integrated training program for students at its school of medicine.

The five-year grant will be used to expand medical education and course curricula, including population health and hospitality in health care at the UNLV School of Medicine. The programs are based on the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship model, in which the school’s third-year medical students spend a year in an outpatient clinic caring for patients under faculty and resident supervision. The grant also will support the building of three multispecialty community clinics that will offer a full range of primary care and basic specialty-care services and serve as the clinical training sites for the LIC model.

"This partnership aligns with the UNLV School of Medicine's mission to improve access to care for Medicaid patients while advancing clinical, education, and research solutions in southern Nevada," said UNLV School of Medicine founding dean Barbara Atkinson. “We are grateful for United Health Foundation’s leadership and their partnership to build a state-of-the-art educational institution."