As Chancellor of Roseman’s Summerlin Campus, I will continue to report on significant breakthroughs for the campus throughout this year. The first breakthrough is the announcement of the expansion of our campus and outreach into the community – the RMG Clinic (Roseman Medical Group). Over 18 months in development, this practice has been modeled on the values of the College of Medicine (COM) – values that place PATIENTS in the center of all that we do. It is one of the first steps in developing a Practice Plan, which is an essential component of a medical school. It is also a major step in developing an Academic Health Center, which, by definition, cannot be achieved without a medical school as the anchor.
Allow me to introduce Dr. David Ginsburg, MD – the COM’s first RMG clinical faculty that is practicing at the clinic. He joins us as a professor in Internal Medicine. Dr. Ginsburg is a native of Los Angeles and an alumnus of USC (University of Southern California), where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Psychobiology Honors Program. He received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988 and then trained in Neurology completing his subspecialty training in Clinical Neurophysiology, both at USC. He has been practicing in Clark County since 1994, and was a member of the UNSOM faculty for a decade. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He established the first American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine-accredited electrodiagnostic laboratory in Nevada. An important component of his practice will be an inter-professional ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) clinic. The RMG officially opened January 15th. The clinic is located in Suite 120 of Medical Office Building I, Spring Valley Hospital, 5380 South Rainbow Boulevard.
The COM has reached many milestones in its short history. The establishment of this RMG Spring Valley Clinic is one of the most notable, to date. Why is this progress significant? Please consider the following:
- As we develop our Practice Plan, these clinics will provide not only required clinical rotation sites for our upcoming medical students, but will also be inter-professional learning grounds for students from the university’s other colleges – teaching Roseman students how to learn and collaborate with healthcare occupations outside of the one in which they are training.
- The LCME requires that the college have diversified revenue streams: university support, clinics, tuition, research, and philanthropy. We are grateful for significant philanthropy dollars and support received in 2017, and are cultivating more opportunities for 2018. Clinics will also be part of critical revenue streams for this initial phase of growth, as well as for the sustainability of Roseman’s College of Medicine.
- This pivotal RMG clinic opening will have a decisive effect on the Las Vegas community in the coming years, demonstrating and supporting the compelling case that Roseman is committed to providing solutions to the healthcare needs of Nevada. You may stay current on our clinical developments at http://rosemanmedicalgroup.com.
It is common in a new year to make resolutions. This year will see from the College of Medicine not just resolutions but a resolute and bold commitment to forge ahead with its sights on accreditation for itself and far-reaching service to the community.
There are many breakthroughs on the horizon for the university, as you will read in the other Chancellors’ letters in spectRUm. Please take the time to enjoy those articles as well, and be proud of your university and its accomplishments.
Be looking for an invitation to our clinic’s Grand Opening date in the spring.
Mark A. Penn, MD, MBA
Chancellor – Summerlin Campus
Roseman University of Health Sciences