As the school’s first permanent structure and centerpiece of the Las Vegas Medical District, the newly built, five-story Kirk Kerkorian Medical Education Building (MEB) offers state-of-the-art design, cutting-edge technology and environmental advancements.
MEB was made possible through the generous donors who contributed to the Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation (NHBC). A nonprofit corporation that began in May 2019, the NHBC is committed to the community, UNLV, and enhancing academic medicine in Southern Nevada.
Functionality and flexibility abound in the 135,000-square-foot building, providing optimum learning opportunities with standardized patient rooms, a simulation suite, virtual anatomy classrooms, and a prosection lab. The building also houses an open forum for large gatherings, a learning resource center operated by UNLV Libraries, as well as a cafe, wellness center, outdoor terrace and walking trail for students.
Certified LEED Silver, the building earned points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality.
Although the groundbreaking for MEB was on October 29, 2020, completion of the building came just two years later, under budget. In just eight years, the journey from the establishment of funds to a brand-new, state-of-the-art educational facility has been completed. As we look beyond the journey, we can truly see the future of academic health is just beginning.