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

Though the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has lessened, the following exceptions and considerations are still taken into consideration regarding requirements to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV application process. If 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 1. This includes any retakes. For more information on the MCAT exam and COVID-19 safety, please visit the AAMC 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 each cycle. For an interactive calendar related to the AMCAS process, please visit the AAMC website.

You may submit an AMCAS application to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV if you have an anticipated MCAT test date that is occurring by October 1. We will wait for your score to come in.

Similarly, you can also submit if you have letters of recommendation pending. Again, we will wait for those to arrive, however at least three qualifying letters must be in by October 1.

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 - Upcoming Cycle

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV has permanently gone to a fully virtual interview process with components that are both asynchronous and virtual-live in nature. For more information, please visit our Interview Days page.

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