Welcome to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV — the first allopathic medical school in the Las Vegas Valley offering an educational program that includes clinical training experiences and community service throughout all four years of the curriculum. The national accrediting body, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), cited the Kerkorian School of Medicine as creating a thoughtful and innovative curriculum that is well integrated with the school’s mission.

Applications are accepted annually through the AMCAS primary application service. Please visit the AAMC Pre-Med Live calendar for details. UNLV’s deadline for application each year is October 1st.

Medical student during the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV 2022 Commencement Ceremony

COVID-19 Announcements for Admissions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following exceptions and considerations will be taken regarding requirements to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV application process for the next admissions cycle(s). As developments or changes occur, we will continue to update this website with information for applicants.

MCAT Test Scores

Applicants must take the MCAT no later than October 1st. This includes any retakes. For more information on the MCAT exam and COVID-19, please visit their website.

Online Pre-Requisite Coursework

The Kerkorian School of Medicine now accepts any instruction delivery format for our required pre-requisites for application. This means the course can be taken in-person, hybrid, or online. Courses must still be from a U.S. regionally accredited institution and need to be less than 10 years old.

Pass/Fail Pre-Requisite Coursework

Consideration for pre-requisite courses that were graded as Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory due to COVID-19 may be accepted from the following semesters without prejudice: Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021.

For more information on how Pass/Fail affects the AMCAS GPA calculation, please visit their website.

Application Deadline

AMCAS applications may be submitted until October 1, 2022. For more information on the AMCAS application schedule and COVID-19, please visit their website.

You may submit an application without your MCAT if all other materials are ready. Similarly, you can submit your application if Letters of Recommendation are also in process. Once your test score is ready, it will flow into your application for the review team to see. Once reference writers submit into the AMCAS Letter Service, those will also come into your file at the school. The MCAT must be taken by October 1st. Letter of Recommendation must arrive by October 1st as well.

UNLV is no longer participating in the Early Decision Program. Applicants who have a strong interest in UNLV should simply apply early in the cycle.

Interviews - 2023 Cycle

Interviews for the upcoming cycle may be subject to asynchronous and/or live virtual components and/or in-person appointments. Those who are selected for an interview will receive detailed information applicable to the active cycle.

For more information, please visit our Interview Days webpage.

For questions or concerns, please email admissions@medicine.unlv.edu.

Alternate List

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Admissions Committee wraps up its season each year by building an alternate list of 70-100 applicants who interviewed during the admissions season. The alternate list is ranked by the admissions committee, however individual rankings are not shared with applicants. As seats open in the cohort, the office of admissions will contact alternate list members to offer them admission.

The alternate list period is typically April to June each cycle. For more information, please visit the Admission Selection Process and Timeline webpage.

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Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Students

Kerkorian School of Medicine will recruit academically talented students from Nevada and surrounding states who represent the diverse population of the region and who demonstrate these core values and characteristics:

  • Commitment to service
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Desire to learn
  • Dedication to helping patients and their families
  • Resilience and persistence
  • Strong communication, social, and leadership

“We want students with the desire to live and work in Nevada once they complete their undergraduate and graduate training.”

Dr. Barbara Atkinson, Founding Dean