News in brief

US Surgeon General lauds Touro University Nevada’s outreach efforts

Vivek Murthy, MD, also spoke about the importance of preventive medicine.

While speaking at a recent scholarship fundraiser at Touro University Nevada, Vivek Murthy, MD, the nation’s surgeon general, commended the school for the number of programs it has developed since opening more than a decade ago, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported last week.

“You could not have built these programs at a better time since the country, and Nevada in particular, are in need of skilled health care workers,” Dr. Murthy said at the event.

He also applauded the community outreach work the university has participated in and spoke about the importance of preventive medicine.

John J. Dougherty, the dean of the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, said the university heavily promotes the community aspect of medicine and uses mobile clinics to deliver health care to veterans, homeless individuals and other people who have difficulty obtaining care.

“We’re working to get the students out of the classroom and into the community, and when a student does that, they’re more likely to do it when they’re a therapist or a physician,” he told the Review-Journal.

Read the full article about Dr. Murthy’s visit.

Leave a comment Please see our comment policy