Pathway to Practice with Rianda

Segment #10 from Touro University Nevada


Time to introduce Rianda, a third year medical student whose experience shows the kind of support systems that are in place here to ensure every student, not only graduates, but thrives at this graduate school. Over to you, Rianda.

– Thanks, Alex. Hey, everyone. When I started off here as a single parent mom trying to become a doctor, Touro University of Nevada was super supportive of me. They were very helpful every step of the way. I am now in my third year of the osteopathic medicine program and I can honestly just say there’s a real connection between the students and the faculty. My experience gave me hope, and because of that, I decided to continue learning here. It’s also helpful that the school is very close to my family. The convenience of being in Henderson means I have easy access to my support system and can balance being a student, doctor and a proud mommy to my daughter, Peyton. Our campus community extends beyond the students. We have programs from families and significant others such as the Plus One Program that provides support to family members and those closest to us. My time here at Touro Nevada has been filled with opportunities and priceless experiences. I’ve been the president of one of our service clubs here on campus, Student National Medical Association and coordinated community outreach projects for students. I’m learning from an exceptional faculty of physicians as I interact with and understand how to treat patients in the clinical setting. I’m turning theory into practice, which helped me figure out which specialization I’m most interested in. Touro university. Nevada delivers a near 100% match and placement rate, meaning our dedicated faculty helps medical school students get highly sought after residency that are crucial elements to practicing medicine. It’s been a challenging journey, but I know the rewarding part lies ahead. Following graduation, I plan on working as an emergency medicine resident at an inner city hospital and continuing my journey of being a mommy in medicine. That’s all for me. Take it back. Alex

– Rianda, you hit the nail on the head. Turning theory into practice is what being a medical student here is all about. Touro Nevada was founded to address the critical need for more physicians in southern Nevada and you are a testament to that focus. That was fantastic. Thanks again.

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