Touro University Nevada achieves 99.4% residency placement for 171 medical students
LAS VEGAS, NEV --- Touro University Nevada (Touro), home to Nevada’s largest medical school and its only school of osteopathic medicine, is celebrating a 99.4 percent placement rate for its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2022. Of the graduating population, 32 percent will remain in-state and begin a residency in Nevada, a record-breaking number for Touro.
A significant number of students will enter the fields of primary care, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.
“It has been a remarkable day for everyone at Touro University Nevada as we celebrate 99.4 percent placement rate for the 171 medical students who are embarking on the next phase of their medical careers by beginning their residency programs,” said Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar, Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University Nevada. “I am simply thrilled for all that the Class of 2022 has accomplished, and I commend them for their steadfast dedication to continue their education, an accomplishment made more remarkable given the COVID-19 pandemic. We also rejoice in the 32 percent of students remaining in Nevada to practice medicine, and we applaud the dozens of students preparing to begin their residencies at renowned medical institutions across the country.”
This is Touro’s first in-person Match Day celebration since 2019, after taking a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Of the 171 medical students in the Class of 2022, 55 of them will practice in Nevada, meeting the local and growing demand for healthcare providers. In addition to the primary care specialties, students are entering a diverse range of program specialties, including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, neurology, orthopaedics, pathology, psychiatry, surgery, and many others.
In addition to the Nevada institutional placements, students will be entering residencies in 25 states. Nevada programs include the Valley Health System, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Sunrise Health GME Consortium, Mountain View Hospital & Medical Center, the UNLV School of Medicine, and the UNR School of Medicine.
Touro students have been invited to do their residencies at many world-renowned institutions, including the University of Southern California; University of California, San Francisco; Stanford University; the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; Brown University; Emory University School of Medicine; Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and many other notable institutions.
ABOUT TOURO UNIVERSITY NEVADA
Touro University Nevada (Touro) is Nevada’s largest school of medicine, the state’s only school of osteopathic medicine, fully accredited, and a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution. Opened in 2004, Touro was established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service throughout the state. Touro is now home to nearly 1,500 students, in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medical health sciences. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on Touro, visit www.tun.touro.edu or call 702-777-8687.