Roseman had a significant event for the University of Health Sciences in Nevada’s healthcare spotlight. On May 15, President Renee Coffman and Dr. Mark Penn, Dean of the College of Medicine, were invited to attend a legislative session where state Senators Joe Hardy and Marilyn Dondero-Loop introduced them to the legislative body. Dr. Hardy presented and read a Proclamation signed by five legislators from both parties and both chambers, recommending that the citizens of Nevada “are encouraged to provide philanthropic support for the development of the College of Medicine at Roseman University….”
The Proclamation recognized Roseman University for its excellence in healthcare education as a private, non-profit university. In addition, it stated, “Roseman University of Health Sciences is commended and supported in their efforts to serve the great State of Nevada by establishing an accredited medical school that provides excellence in education, comprehensive patient care, and research.” It was encouraging to hear the legislators highlight the need for another college of medicine and applaud Roseman University for pursuing this worthy endeavor for Southern Nevadans and their healthcare needs.
Roseman University has accomplished significant milestones in its 20-year history, and this Proclamation is testament to its on-going focus to continue to be a significant healthcare educational leader in Nevada. Over the years, our university has provided healthcare education for students in the professions of nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry providing an excellent foundation for the concept of creating a medical school.
Considering the upcoming 20th anniversary of our university and its accomplishments, the College of Medicine would be a major capstone for the university, fulfilling the final requirement necessary to establish an Academic Health Center. We are grateful for the recognition and efforts of our legislators regarding this very important moment in the history of our university.