Notification of Admissions

Students who are selected for admissions by the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Admissions Committee will be notified by telephone first. The assistant dean for admissions and student financial services will contact applicants. Once telephone communication has occurred, an electronic letter will be released, and the applicant will need to respond to the offer in our portal.

Admitted students may hold multiple admissions offers nationally for a select period of time as outlined by the AMCAS Choose Your Own Medical School (CYMS) program.

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV does not charge a seat fee nor do we request a deposit at the time of admissions.

Choose Your Medical School (CYMS)

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is a participating member of the AMCAS Choose Your Medical School (CYMS) Program.

Between February and April each year, applicants can hold multiple admissions offers through the “Plan to Enroll” status.

Typically, in mid-April, an applicant must narrow their “Plan to Enroll” choices down to three schools in CYMS.

On April 30, applicants should make a final decision and change their status to “Commit to Enroll” for their final school. Applicants can remain on waitlists during this time by holding only one offer as “Plan to Enroll.”

On June 1, all applicants must fully commit to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV by finalizing their “Commit to Enroll” code in CYMS and letting go of any waitlist seat offers. School then starts in early July.

For more information, please visit the AMCAS CYMS website.

Second Look

Each April, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV hosts a multi-day Second Look program for admitted students to come back to campus and be immersed in our program. This event is designed to give admitted students a more comprehensive look at the school while also meeting and interacting with faculty, staff, and students through planned workshops, presentations, and social events. During this time, students who need to relocate to Las Vegas can also spend the adjacent weekend exploring the valley.

Details about Second Look are emailed to admitted students each spring.

Deferred Admission

Students admitted to Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV may request a one-year deferral. Deferral requests are not encouraged and will only be considered in unusual circumstances for unforeseen and/or serious life-changing events. Common reasons are medical emergency/medical leave, military service, or impactful/unique one-year dedicated experiences.

Except in the case of a medical emergency, deferral requests must be submitted prior to June 1 of the first year of medical school. Accepted students who wish to be considered for a deferral should contact the assistant dean for admissions as soon as possible.

An application for deferral is required and no request exceeding one year will be considered.

Upon return from deferral an updated AMCAS application will be required but fees are waived.

Onboarding and Incoming Students

Admitted applicants will be invited to an onboarding portal that opens each January. This area will include a significant list of things to complete as an admit moves toward enrollment. Examples include: providing transcripts, residency documentation, financial aid requirements, details to meet immunizations, and other things to address as a new medical student.

After the cohort closes and is finalized, admitted applicants will be seen as incoming students and will be transferred from the office of admissions to the office of student affairs for final steps leading up to the cohort’s mandatory orientation. This hand-off typically happens in early June. Orientation occurs the week before classes in July.

During the onboarding period there will be additional opportunities for networking, social events, and getting to know classmates and the school, especially during the period where admitted applicants are narrowing down their school selection.