Professional School Data
The PPAC has compiled five years of data showing applicant numbers, matriculants, average GPA and professional school test scores, and schools that UNLV students have matriculated to. For more information on pre-professional students’ statistics, please see the links below.
Not all application services provide information back to advising offices at UNLV, or don’t have five full years of data available. The data shown is based on what PPAC has access to. Also note:
- Information provided above includes all students affiliated with UNLV, not just graduates.
- Data provided is self-reported by students.
As a result, numbers may not be an accurate representation of who is attending professional school.
Professional school programs have adopted a “holistic” admissions process, meaning you are more than just your metrics. How you demonstrate your motivation for your future profession, your personal characteristics, and the ways in which you give back to your community can make or break your application.
The PPAC has compiled a list of experience classifications by professional track, as well as examples of where to find these experiences in the Vegas valley. Please keep this link bookmarked, as we are always updating!
Also, the PPAC is pleased to offer our students a virtual notebook of experiences and program information. In this notebook, you can find clinical, research, and community service opportunities, professional school program information, and national summer and research events for pre-health students. We are constantly adding to this notebook, so keep checking back!
Are you applying and needing help with writing your experience descriptions? The PPAC has put together information and resources to guide you. Please visit our Writing Experience Descriptions document to start!
Pre-Health Organizations at UNLV
We have many pre-health based student organizations at UNLV. These can be a tremendous asset during your tenure as a pre-professional student, providing resources, professional development and community service opportunities, and networking with your colleagues! To get involved, please visit their website or the UNLV Student Involvement Center.
As a pre-health student, it is important for you to keep current with the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Below are blogs, podcasts, etc. that may be useful in understanding the world of healthcare.
Test Prep Materials- Buy and Sell!
Have you taken your professional school test and would like to sell your study materials?
Are you preparing for your professional school test and are in the market for study materials?
UNLV PPAC provides a database of materials for sale for professional school tests. Browse through and contact the seller on your own to arrange the sale.
Sellers: if you are looking to sell your materials and would like us to advertise for you, please call the main PPAC phone line at 702-895-2959.
Buyers: please click the following link to be taken to the ads! For Sale Items
**Please note: The PPAC and its staff are not responsible for any communications or transactions between the buyer and seller. We have NOT screened sellers and are not liable for any results of communication or transactions between the buyer and seller. We are only posting the ads. Buyers and sellers understand that all communication and transactions are solely between the buyer and seller and will NOT involve the PPAC in any way.
The pre-professional advising center is committed to serving our current UNLV students. Before making a scheduled 1:1 appointment with an advisor in the PPAC, you need to be admitted to UNLV. For more information on pursuing post-bac coursework, please see the PDF and list of resources below. Once admitted to UNLV, please call our main line for a scheduled 1:1 appointment with an advisor.
Post-Bac Reference Guide
“Is a Post-Bacc Program Right for Me?”: https://students-residents.aamc.org/choosing-medical-career/article/7-po...
Preparing for your Appointment
Students need to be prepared for their appointment with specific questions, concerns, and needed guidance relative to their professional school application.
**As of fall 2018, if you are a new incoming freshman to UNLV, you are REQUIRED to attend an “Introduction to Pre-Health” workshop BEFORE you make an appointment with the PPAC. Workshops are offered during the academic year; dates, times, and RSVP information can be found above under “Events”. After attending a workshop, please call our office to make an appointment.
**Current first and second year students, if you have not had an appointment with the PPAC, it is highly encouraged you also attend the "Intro to Pre-Health" workshop before you make an appointment.
We suggest you bring the following to your appointment with the PPAC:
- List of experiences (clinical experience, shadowing, community service, etc.) to date, including average hours
- Professional school cumulative and science GPA. This can be vastly different from your MyUNLV GPA and you need to know where you stand for professional school. We suggest you google “AAMC GPA Calculator” and download the excel spreadsheet titled “AMCAS GPA calculator”. Complete this and bring to your appointment. Please see “How do I complete the GPA calculator” under FAQ’s below for more information
- General list of programs you want to apply to and requirements for each
- For seniors getting ready to apply:
- List of letter writers for letters of recommendation
- Personal statement draft should be emailed AT LEAST one week ahead of appointment for feedback/review
- A strong sense of your motivation for your desired professional school, as well as a positive attitude and professional demeanor!
If you are a post-baccalaureate student, you will need to apply and be admitted to UNLV before you schedule a 1:1 appointment with an advisor. We do offer prospective students quick phone calls with the Director on Tuesday afternoons. Please call the office at 702-895-2959 to schedule. Once you have an appointment scheduled, please have the aforementioned documentation ready for your appointment.
Remember, if you are more than 5 minutes late to your appointment, it will be canceled. Due to high volume of student appointments, we can not accommodate late arrivals. Please research or call ahead of time if you need information on our location or parking. If your appointment is canceled, call our main line at 702-895-2959 to reschedule.
Please click on the following link to access an electronic version of handouts referenced during your appointments.