The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV practices rolling admissions. This means that all interviewed applicants stay in active review until the cohort is filled and the alternate list is finalized. Similarly, this means that an applicant who interviews early in the cycle may not see an offer of admissions until later in the season.

Admissions Timeline for 2023-2024

May/June 2023 AMCAS opens for applicants to build their application and start submitting to schools
July Earliest date to be invited to complete a secondary application*
August Earliest date to be invited for an interview
September – February Admissions Interview Season
October 1 Application deadline
Letters of recommendation deadline
MCAT deadline
Late October – End of March Admission notifications (rolling)
December/January Notification of decline to those not offered an interview
Early April Alternate list invitations released
Those not admitted or offered an alternate list seat are declined
Mid April Second look for admitted applicants
April 30, 2024 Admitted applicant decision deadline for AMCAS CYMS
Early May Alternate list admission notifications begin
June Alternate list closes (final decline notifications)
July 2024 Orientation and Class of 2028 begins

*Secondary applications must be completed within 2 weeks (14 days) of invitation.

Our Selection Process

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV engages in a mission-based, competency-focused process that is guided by the AAMC holistic review program. Each application is given dedicated, comprehensive, and balanced consideration that assesses (but is not limited to) the following:

  • A commitment to the Kerkorian School of Medicine’s mission to serve patients and the community as a transformational force for improving healthcare in Nevada.
  • A record of service that demonstrates significant levels of commitment, compassion, respect, and cultural sensitivity/competency, while also setting an example of selflessness, humility, and heart-centered care.
  • A solidified passion for medicine that is informed through longitudinal clinical experiences in the field.
  • Academic readiness for medical school that includes:
    • a commitment to academic excellence,
    • critical thinking, reasoning, and scientific inquiry,
    • problem-solving and decision making,
    • effective communication skills,
    • being coachable with a growth mindset,
    • being inquisitive with a lifelong passion and desire for learning.
  • Personal attributes and professional competencies for medical school that include:
    • maturity and honesty,
    • self-awareness and reflection,
    • empathy, respect, and selflessness,
    • resiliency and perseverance,
    • teamwork, collaboration, and social skills,
    • reliability and dependability,
    • adaptability,
    • ethical responsibility, leadership, service, and integrity.
  • A demonstrated capacity to contribute, especially to our community, patients, patient families, our school, and the medical profession.

Additional insights related to our selection process include the:

Additional Information

Applicants who interview and are declined/rejected as the committee ends the review season each April, or those on the alternate list who also are not admitted when the cycle completely closes in early June, are offered an opportunity for feedback if they are interested in reapplication to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine in a future cycle.

Applicants who don’t interview but would like feedback are welcome to email us for information at upon notification of decline/rejection.