UNLV School of Medicine Achieves Accreditation Milestone
The UNLV School of Medicine (SOM) has been granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The school is on track for full accreditation by 2021 or 2022. The LCME is the accrediting body for schools of medicine in the US and Canada. The school earned preliminary accreditation in October 2016 and is now recruiting its fourth class. UNLV SOM has 180 students, 140 faculty physicians, over 300 medical residents and fellows and operates 17 speciality clinics in southern Nevada serving over 10,000 patients a month.
Nevada Health Link Announces Early Enrollment Numbers
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange, the state agency that runs Nevada Health Link, announced early enrollment numbers last month. Open enrollment for 2020 ran for 45 days, from the beginning of November through December 15th. As of November 15th, 60,460 Nevadans were enrolled in a qualified health plan. This year, Nevada Health Link transitioned to a state based exchange (SBE) rather than remaining reliant on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
GOED Partners for Statewide Initiative for Rural Nevada
The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is partnering with multiple organizations and entities to further a statewide initiative to foster entrepreneurship in rural Nevada. The organization hosted a workshop in Elko, with remote connections to other small Nevada towns, in an effort to create a resource hub that coordinates and elevates the innovation and entrepreneurial efforts in the area. Other organizations partnering with GOED include Great Basin College, StartUpNV, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), University of Nevada, Reno, Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority, Audacity Fund, the Nevada Small Business Development Center and Nevada Cooperative Extension.
Clark County School District Measures up to Similar School Districts
The state and nationwide results of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) test show that students in the Clark County School District (CCSD) are performing at a comparable level or above their counterparts in other US large urban school districts. This is the second year CCSD has participated in the assessment which allows the district to compare itself to 27 other, similar school districts.