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Our Mission

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV will serve our patients, students, medical professionals, and community as a transformational force for improving healthcare in Nevada. This is accomplished by delivering evidence-based, innovative centers of excellence in medical education and research, coupled with cost-effective, high-quality care that improves the health of our community members throughout their lifespan, becoming an integral contributor to an Academic Health Center, and creating a culture of collaboration through inclusion and excellence.

Our Values

  • Strive for Excellence
  • Drive Innovation
  • Serve with Compassion and Humility
  • Demonstrate Inclusion
  • Act with Integrity
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Dean Marc J. Kahn

Our Dean

Dr. Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, is the Dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. 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.

Our Location

The Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building (MEB) is the school of medicine's first permanent building. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Medical District, the 135,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility was designed to provide our medical students with access to cutting-edge technology that supports a world-class education.

Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building
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Our History

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV 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).