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Touro University Nevada graduates more than 150 future physicians at 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony: Thomas & Mack Center, May 6

Touro University Nevada graduates more than 150 future physicians at 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony: Thomas & Mack Center, May 6

LAS VEGAS (May 6, 2024) – Touro University Nevada celebrated the graduation of 157 medical students from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and more than 40 from the Medical Health Sciences program at a spring commencement ceremony this afternoon, Monday, May 6. Touro also celebrates its 99.4 percent residency placement rate for its medical students, with 54 – more than one-third of the graduating class – remaining in Nevada to fulfill their residency programs.

Of the 157 medical school graduates, 97 are entering the fields of primary care, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. In addition to the primary care specialties, students are entering a diverse range of program specialties, including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, pathology, neurology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, general surgery and OB/GYN.

One of the graduates is Nicole Wiecks who not only celebrated graduating medical school today but will also celebrate her first Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12. Wiecks welcomed her first child in 2020 and her second in 2022. Wiecks will go on to do a residency in psychiatry.


Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (Touro medical school) has the most medical school graduates in Nevada. Touro medical school is fully accredited, and a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution. Opened in 2004, Touro medical school was established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service throughout the state. Its mission is to provide quality education programs in the fields of healthcare and education in concert with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity. Touro medical school is home to more than 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 houses the Engelstad Research Complex for Biomedical and Human Performance Research that is committed to serving humanity and contributing to intellectual progress through insightful scientific research. The campus also includes a multi-specialty health center for the public that accepts all health insurance and the multi-disciplinary Sharon Sigesmund Pierce and Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on Touro medical school, visit or call 702-777-8687.

Contact:  Cherryl Kaopua, 702-408-8334, [email protected]