Roseman University College of Medicine hosted a Town Hall titled, “Taking Medical Education and Healthcare Transformation to the Next Level,” presented by Tripp Umbach, regarding the need for a third medical school in southern Nevada. Tripp Umbach’s reputation is well-known in the healthcare education sector of Las Vegas. Recently, the group engaged in key stakeholder interviews, collected data, reviewed historical surveys, and examined public and government sources on behalf of Roseman.
The informative forum updated the university, community advocates, and partners regarding southern Nevada’s healthcare needs and how Roseman University of Health Sciences can fit in the continually evolving healthcare narrative of Southern Nevada – as
they bring on a third medical school to southern Nevada. The presentation addressed the low numbers of physicians, the aging physician workforce, the rapid population increase, the increasing diversity of the population, the need for graduate medical education, and the number of years required to produce a practicing physician (7-10 from beginning of medical school), all pointing to the need for
another medical school.
“The further expansion of medical education through a new medical school at Roseman University will not only generate a positive economic impact and dramatically improve population health status, by joining forces with UNLV and Touro, but also the new Roseman Medical school will establish Las Vegas as an important world-wide destination for quality healthcare. This is a very important day for Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. The continued implementation of the Roseman University College of Medicine represents a vital step in both healthcare and economic development. This project moves everyone in the region in a positive direction,” stated Paul Umbach, an internationally renowned strategist, and founder and president of Tripp Umbach, who pioneered innovative market research, community health assessment, and economic impact analysis.
“Hearing from an external expert, Paul Umbach, that there is: definitely a need for another medical school in southern Nevada; that Roseman University provides a great foundation; that our College of Medicine leadership, faculty and staff have laid excellent groundwork for a medical school; and that there is much community support – all represent a game changer for our community. I see this information provided by Tripp Umbach as being validation and encouragement to the university, the College of Medicine and our community to keep pursuing the goal of creating an accredited, private, non-profit MD-granting medical school,” states Mark A. Penn, MD, MBA, founding Dean of the College of Medicine.
“Roseman University thanks Tripp Umbach for sharing an initial report on the need to expand medical education in Nevada through the development of Roseman University College of Medicine. We look forward to a final, public report in the coming weeks,” said Renee Coffman, President of Roseman University. “We remain fully committed to developing a distinctive College of Medicine and helping build a physician workforce to support efforts to improve healthcare access and quality of care in Nevada’s communities.”
Some of Roseman University’s College of Medicine community supporters include: The Engelstad Family Foundation, Del E. Webb Foundation, Nevada State Bank, Clark County Medical Society Alliance, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin Hospital, and the Valley Health System, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, and SR Construction. The College is grateful to them and all of its supporters.
Penn emphasizes, “Through this report it is evident our community needs another medical school to help address Nevada’s healthcare challenges. Roseman University, with its other health professions colleges and its contributions, is poised to bring on a medical school. We have strong community support to do this, and with our previous success with our accrediting body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) – positively achieving almost all the required elements – we simply need more financial support to achieve accreditation. When community supporters ask how they may be helpful to us, I provide the following response: ‘If you know of someone, an organization or family foundation, who might be interested in our mission and could provide financial support to help us reach our goal, please introduce them to me. I want to listen to them, and then share our vision, to determine if what Roseman is doing aligns with their desires to serve as a philanthropy partner.’ ”
Over the years, Roseman University has provided healthcare education for students in the professions of nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and an MBA focused on healthcare administration, and is now developing a Graduate Studies College. All of these colleges and programs collectively provide an excellent foundation for a College of Medicine.
• According to the Association of American Medical Colleges 2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report, Nevada ranks 47th in the country for active Primary Care Physicians per 100,000 population.
• 49th in Access To Health Care
• 1 out of every 4 doctors in Nevada is age 60 or over
• Need more than 2,000 additional physicians in Clark County to reach national average of the number of physicians per 100,000 population
About the Roseman University College of Medicine
University began building the foundation for its MD-granting College of Medicine in 2010. On December 13, 2013, the Board of Trustees of Roseman University unanimously approved the university’s plan to develop an allopathic medical school in Southern Nevada. The College of Medicine currently is creating essential community and clinical connections and raising the funding needed to become accredited with the LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education). The two major initiatives include, expanding philanthropic outreach, and growing a medical practice, under the Roseman Medical Group (RMG). The clinical practice began in January 2018 and is a multidisciplinary medical practice which currently includes family medicine, neurology, and pediatric nephrology. The medical practice will continue to expand into other medical specialties. The College of Medicine is housed at Roseman University’s Summerlin campus.
About Roseman University of Health Sciences
Founded in 1999, Roseman University of Health Sciences is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning with campuses in Henderson, Nevada, Summerlin Las Vegas, Nevada, and South Jordan, Utah. The university is comprised of the College of Dental Medicine, offering an Advanced Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics/MBA residency and Doctor of Dental Medicine program; College of Pharmacy, offering a Doctor of Pharmacy and Professional Continuing Education; College of Nursing, offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and an MBA program. The university is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission onColleges and Universities and is an equal opportunity institution. For more information, visit www.roseman.edu.
About Tripp Umbach
Founded in 1990, Tripp Umbach has completed research and planning assignments for more than 75 academic medical clients in all regions of the United States and Canada, making them one the most established and respected private consulting firms in the United States.
Tripp Umbach has helped medical schools and academic medical centers throughout North America develop and implement strategic plans as they adapt to a rapidly changing healthcare environment. With more than 1,000 clients throughout the U.S. and Canada, Tripp Umbach is a leading provider of community health needs assessments, economic impact studies, feasibility studies, economic development, and strategic planning, all with the philosophy of turning ideas into action. Follow on face- book at http://facebook.com/TrippUmbach or Twitter https://twitter.com/TrippUmbach.