Graduate Medical Education


Nevada's Commitment to Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Nevada consistently ranks among the most underserved states in most areas of healthcare delivery, both in urban and rural settings due in large part to shortages of physicians. The State, through Graduate Medical Education New and Expanded Program Grants seeks to meet its growing healthcare needs and grow its physician workforce by increasing support for graduate medical training.

    GME Task Force

    On March 11, 2014, Governor Brian Sandoval issued Executive Order 2014-07 which created a Task Force on Graduate Medical Education (GME) and directed it to make recommendations in a report to the Governor on how to increase the graduate medical workforce in Nevada. The Task Force recommended that the Governor fund additional residency slots and that funding be available to both public and private institutions to either expand or create new GME programs.

      As a result of the Task Force’s recommendations, the Governor requested and the Legislature appropriated the sum of $10 million ($5 million in FY2016 and $5 million in FY2017) for the purpose of GME. The primary focus of the additional slots was for primary care and mental health. On November 13, 2015, the Governor issued Executive Order 2015-30, reestablishing the GME Task Force to act as an advisory body and provide recommendations to the Governor on how best to distribute the GME funds allocated by the Legislature, and directed the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT) to manage a grant process to distribute the funds and report on the results.

        GME Grants

        Governor Sandoval again included $10 million for GME Grants in his executive budget and the 2017 Legislature approved their continued funding for FY2018 and FY2019. Information about current funding opportunities can be found at: GME Grants

          Past Recipients of Funding

          • Details about the evaluation process and summaries of the funded programs can be found in the Task Force's Recommendations to the Governor on the right under Resources
            • UNLV SOM - Psychiatry Residency (Expansion Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $900,000
            • Valley Health - Infrastructure Development - 4 Programs (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $600,000
            • UNR SOM - Adult and Child Psychiatry (New Program) in Washoe & Rural Counties. Awarded: $500,000
            • UNLV SOM - OBGYN (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $1,300,000
            • UNR SOM - Internal Medicine (Expansion Program) in Washoe County. Awarded: $1,700,000
            • UNR SOM (GM) - Geriatric Medicine (Expansion Program) in Washoe County. Awarded: $500,000
            • Valley Health - Infrastructure Development - 4 Programs (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $1,050,000
            • Mountain View - OBGYN (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded:$ 850,000
            • Touro University - Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $1,200,000
            • UNR SOM (FM) - Family & Community Medicine (Expansion Program) in Washoe/Rural Counties. Awarded: $1,400,000
            • Valley Health System - Video Based Operative Skill Evaluation & Mentorship for Surgery Residents (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $794,410
            • Mountain View Hospital - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $888,000
            • Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) - Preventive Medicine Residency (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $315,161
            • UNLV SOM - Critical Care Fellowship (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $454,817
            • UNLV SOM - Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $922,433
            • UNR SOM - Family Medicine Training (Expansion Program) in Rural Counties. Awarded: $251,969
            • Southern Hills Hospital - Psychiatry Residency (New Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $1,054,000
            • Valley Health - Family Medicine Residency (Expansion Program) in Clark County. Awarded: $319,210