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 Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions will contact applicants directly. Once telephone communication has occurred, an electronic letter will be released, and the applicant will need to respond to the offer in our portal. In addition, a hardcopy letter will be mailed to the admitted applicant.

Admitted students may hold multiple admissions offers as outlined by the AMCAS Choose Your Own Medical School (CYMS) program.

Choose Your Own Medical School

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is a participating member of the AMCAS Choose Your Own 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 3 schools in CYMS.

On April 30th, 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.

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, via the EDP or otherwise, may request a one-year deferral. Deferral requests are not encouraged and will only be considered in unusual circumstances for unforeseen and serious life-changing events.

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 consider a deferral should contact the director of admissions as soon as possible. An application for deferral is required and no request exceeding one year will be considered.

Applicants should not apply via EDP if they are aware of a possible reason that would prevent an on-time start in the MD program.

Required Tasks

Admitted applicants will receive a specific list of tasks from the office of admissions, this may include providing transcripts, residency documentation, financial aid requirements, and other things to address in order to move towards enrollment.

After all final decisions are made and the cohort is settled, admitted applicants will be seen as incoming students and will be transferred from the office of admissions to the office of student affairs for onboarding and enrollment. This typically happens in early June.

The office of student affairs will then continue with tasks such as immunizations, training modules, and information about orientation. During this time, students also receive information from student financial services and the school of medicine registrar.