This season, the Las Vegas Raiders are taking part in the NFL’s sports medicine pipeline initiative to expand diversity in the league by allowing UNLV medical students to learn from their medical teams and complete clinical rotations. The NFL has partnered with the NFL Physicians Association and Professional Football Athletic Trainers Association for a second year to give medical students an opportunity to work with NFL club medical staff and increase diversity in the pipeline of students interested in sports medicine careers.
The initiative aims to diversify the medical staff of NFL teams and is a top priority for the league, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a press release. Bringing in diverse representation across all roles in the league is crucial, and this program helps to make a tangible impact in growing and strengthening the pipeline of diverse sports medicine professionals. The Class of 2023 is going to be welcomed into player care teams across all clubs in the league, and the NFL looks forward to the results of this initiative.
Cameron Harris, a senior at the UNLV Kerkorian College of Medicine specializing in orthopedic surgery, is joining the Silver and Black team. Harris sustained injuries during his college days as a powerlifter and marathon runner, which sparked his interest in sports medicine. Joining the Las Vegas Raiders is an exciting opportunity for him to learn from experienced professionals and grow his skills in the field.