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School of Medicine's orthopaedics residency program accredited

Michael Daubs, M.D.

School of Medicine's orthopaedics residency program accredited

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Sep 4, 2014

The University of Nevada School of Medicine's surgery department received word earlier this summer that its orthopaedics surgery residency application has been accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.

The five-year program expects to recruit its first four residents this year to begin the residency training on July 1, 2015, according to Michael Daubs, M.D., chief of the orthopaedics division.

Daubs is a 1989 graduate of the School of Medicine who has returned to Nevada to practice his surgery subspecialty with his alma mater.

Residents will train primarily at University Medical Center and the VA, with rotations at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, St. Rose Dominica Hospital's Siena Campus and Centennial Hills Hospital, under the guiding hands and eyes of Daubs, Brock Wentz, M.D., Vilas Saldanha, M.D. and numerous community physicians.

The School of Medicine's orthopaedics residency training program is the only allopathic residency of its kind in Nevada that is fully accredited by the ACGME.

Daubs sees great things stemming from this residency program in Las Vegas as it gets going and for years to come.

He said the need for highly-trained orthopaedic surgeons will only increase as the population continues to age, and Nevada continues to be a top choice for many retirees.