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Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world-class center of excellence and innovation for medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada’s physicians with the most advanced knowledge, treatments, and technologies while serving the health care needs of our diverse urban community.

Strategic Pillars

Our Dean

Dr. Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, is the Dean of the UNLV School of Medicine. He has served in leadership roles with the Association of American Medical Colleges, American College of Physicians, American Society of Hematology, National Board of Medical Examiners and the National Residency Matching Program.  A hematologist and medical oncologist by training, Dr. Kahn was a senior associate dean at Tulane University School of Medicine before assuming his new position at UNLV in April 2020.

Dean Marc Kahn
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Our Values

  • Strive for Excellence
  • Drive Innovation
  • Serve with Compassion and Humility
  • Demonstrate Inclusion
  • Act with Integrity

Our Location

The UNLV School of Medicine is located in the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District on the Shadow Lane Campus, Building B located at 1001 Shadow Lane. This high-tech facility is designed to enhance student learning with individual learning and small group meeting spaces until first permanent building is completed.

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Our History

The UNLV School of Medicine was officially established on August 22, 2014 when the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents approved funding for the medical school's start-up costs. In 2016, the School was granted preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and accreditation from ACGME as an institutional sponsor of graduate medical education (GME).