The Summerlin campus has kicked off the New Year as a hub of activity. Not only has the hard work of establishing a new College of Medicine continued, but the campus has also served as a site for Roseman University’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. It’s been amazing to see dozens of students, faculty, and staff volunteers working on Saturdays to increase the number of Nevadans vaccinated so we can bring an end to the pandemic. The facilities staff, security, administrative staff, and faculty from the College of Medicine have all helped in this important endeavor, and I want to express my sincere gratitude for all they have and continue to do. Each embodies the mission and core values of Roseman University, and I couldn’t be prouder.
Last month, Dr. Luther Brewster, the College of Medicine’s Senior Executive Dean for Community Health Innovation, and I had the pleasure of virtually presenting the College of Medicine to our Roseman University family in Nevada and Utah at an Employee Forum and to alumni via the University’s Roadrunner Resource Series. We answered many questions and received great feedback from all who participated and expressed a desire to support, collaborate with and help the College of Medicine as we continue to develop our one-of-a-kind curriculum and patient care model.
On February 24 at 4 pm PST, we’re presenting a virtual College of Medicine Town Hall, GENESIS: Education for Tomorrow’s Healthcare.” This event is open to Southern Nevadans interested in learning more about the College of Medicine and how it will help shape the future of medicine in our region, from the way we teach, recruit students, deliver patient care, and more. I invite anyone interested in attending virtually to register here.
I want to close by congratulating the College of Medicine’s Dr. Bruce Morgenstern for his recently published article, “Should Medical Educators Help Learners Reframe Imposterism?” in the international journal Teaching and Learning in Medicine. It’s an interesting and important topic that impacts medical education. I invite you to visit the article here. You can also read more about Dr. Morgenstern in this issue of spectRUm’s Faculty Spotlight.
As always, I wish everyone the best, and I look forward to working with the community to continue the College of Medicine’s progress.
All the best,
Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr., MD
Roseman University College of Medicine