The Campaign for the College of Medicine

“We need to produce a socially accountable, culturally humble, empathetic individual that is going to be a great clinician, because one of the things that we have lost is our ability to listen.” – Dr. Joe Greer, Jr.

Dr. Greer College of Medicine

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Our Mission: To align students, educators, and the community in designing and delivering an inclusive and collaborative environment for innovative learning, healthcare and research.

 

Roseman University of Health Sciences is committed to transforming medical education and the health of our communities by addressing Nevada’s critical shortage of physicians through the development of a revolutionary medical school. Despite advances in medicine, increased specialization, and the highest per capita health spending of any nation, Americans still experience the growing burden of chronic disease, unsustainable healthcare costs, and persistent inequities in health status.

Through the development of Roseman University’s College of Medicine, Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer Jr., Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, recipient of the MacArthur Fellows Genius Grant, and Dean, together with his team, envisions a medical curriculum that delivers at the street level, in neighborhoods, and most importantly, in individual households. Our pioneering approach – called household-centered care – gives medical students early clinical experience in the most essential of all settings – the home. Students will learn that a patient’s overall health is mostly driven by social, economic, and environmental factors – with the home as the nexus of these factors – and that 80-90% of disease is not attributable to biological causes – but rather the social determinants of health such as family, income, safe housing, and education.

“We have the opportunity to powerfully impact and improve the health of our most vulnerable communities and improve our region’s health overall. The vision for our College of Medicine has the potential to truly transform how we treat patients and the outcomes we can expect.” – Dr. Renee Coffman

The College of Medicine will produce the physicians of the future, developing clinically excellent, community-based, patient-centered, socially accountable, humble, compassionate, and inclusive physicians who will be national leaders in their respective fields. This will be accomplished by innovative teaching, emphasizing not only clinical excellence, but also ethics, humility, empathy, critical and creative thinking, and real-world experience. Graduates of the College of Medicine will understand the complexities of communities and how the Social Determinants of Health impact both individual and population health. The communities we serve will be partners in our teaching and learning – giving a voice to perhaps the greatest and wisest teacher – our patients.

Addressing Nevada's Healthcare Needs

Roseman University of Health Sciences is committed to transforming medical education and the health of our communities by addressing Nevada’s critical shortage of physicians through development of a revolutionary medical school. Despite advances in medicine, increased specialization, and the highest per capita health spending of any nation, Americans still experience the growing burden of chronic disease, unsustainable healthcare costs, and persistent inequities in health status.

47th

Nevada's rank in the nation in number of physicians per 100,000

The State ranks 48th in the number of primary-care physicians per 100,000. Nevada reports 82 designated Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA’s) with all 17 counties within the state reporting some type of shortage designation.

1,113

Primary Care Physicians Needed

Nevada needs 1113 additional primary care physicians by 2030. With our shortages, gaps in healthcare delivery threaten our ability to provide primary and specialty care to our patients and households.

3.5 Million

Nevada's Projected Population Growth

By 2035, the population of Nevada is expected to grow by 3.5 million.

Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

80-90% of disease is not attributable to biologic causes – but rather the social determinants of health such as family, income, safe housing, and education.

Dean's Advisory Council

"I support the College of Medicine because they are addressing what is missing in healthcare in Nevada and across the country."

Bob Anderson

Retired Partner, Snell & Wilmer

"The College of Medicine team brings extraordinary expertise to Las Vegas."

Hugh Anderson

Managing Director, Hightower Las Vegas

"We need to demonstrate to our youth that medicine is a great career and is great for their community"

Spencer Haywood

Naismith NBA Hall of Famer

"The College of Medicine is lit!"

David Lawrence

Keck Graduate Institute

"I like the College of Medicine. It is wonderful. I support all that they are doing. Give us money."

Rosemary Nguyen

Tan Am Foundation

GENESIS: A coordinated health ecosystem

Our medical students will join students from Roseman’s Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dental programs working within urban and rural areas and addressing Nevada’s health inequities and lack of access to care through GENESIS. GENESIS is an educational, research, community development and healthcare delivery system. GENESIS re-conceptualizes the health aligned sectors – healthcare, public health, and social services – as a coordinated health ecosystem focused on the home. GENESIS links households’ health care and social needs to a student and provider. This model allows students and providers to track patients’ social determinants of health and provide them direct and immediate access to care.

ASPIRE: Diversifying the physician workforce by inspiring students

The College is also building critical pathway programs to enable, inspire and educate the next generation of medical students. ASPIRE will track students from as early as elementary school to medical school – with one major goal – to increase the diversity of the physician workforce by exposing and providing learning opportunities for students traditionally underrepresented in medicine.

A community-dependent model

By aligning students, educators, partners, and the community through a “community-dependent” model, we will create an inclusive and collaborative environment for innovative learning, healthcare and research. Roseman is building on its healthcare mission to advance health care education through its innovative educational model and to positively impact the health, education, and wellness of the communities it serves by launching a new kind of medical school in one of the most diverse and dynamic communities in America.

College of Medicine Leadership

Cheryl Brewster, EdD, MA

Senior Executive Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Luther Brewster, MS, PhD

Senior Executive Dean for Community Health Innovation
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Kristina Connolly, MS

Senior Executive Dean, Finance & Operations
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Karin Esposito, MD, PhD

Senior Executive Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Professor
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Marin Gillis, PhD, LPh

Senior Executive Dean for Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation
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