• Graduate medical student, Michael Briones, during the commencement ceremony
  • Graduate medical student, Shilpa Daulat, during the commencement ceremony
  • Graduate medical student, Brian Davis, during the commencement ceremony
  • Graduate medical student, Zarah Rosen, during the commencement ceremony

Charter Class

Trailblazers. Pioneers. Leaders.

A Message from the School

As our charter class prepares for graduation on May 7, 2021, we celebrate their many contributions to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and the Las Vegas community. These pioneers were among the 909 applicants and 293 who received interviews, who were finally selected, and accepted admission to UNLV. As members of the charter class, these individuals have been instrumental in our journey to full accreditation which was announced on February 19, 2021. They established many of the student organizations and student government, participated in four years of community engagement and service, engaged in research, completed their clerkships, supported the school, and the community during the aftermath of the 1 October mass shooting, and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Regardless of birthplace, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV charter class is and will always be Battle Born.

Collage of Charter Class Graduate Students
Cake for Match Day 2021
Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Class of 2021 Stethoscope Celebration group portrait on July 17, 2017.

Our Charter Class

100%
Received Full Scholarships
508
Average MCAT Score
3.6
Average GPA Score
38
Went to HS in Nevada
25
Went to College in Nevada
19
Returned to Nevada
48%
Male Graduates
52%
Female Graduates
28%
First-Generation College Students

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The Journey

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"As a member of the inaugural class, there were many challenges such as the absence of upperclassmen to receive guidance from, but there were also many opportunities that permitted for extraordinary growth."

Damien Medrano

"My time at the School of Medicine was one of the most valuable experiences of my life so far. Adapting to the frequent changes of a new medical school, facing academic challenges I had never tackled before, and growing into a role of responsibility for patient care challenged my resolve and flexibility."

Billy Gravley

"The group of people that I have gone through medical school with quickly became my family, and I really enjoyed getting to watch every progress through medical school and develop an interest in their fields as they apply to residency."

Lennon Joshua Zimmerman

"From day one I felt the entire class formed a strong bond that was unique to our school. I am grateful for the new friends I have made and look forward to seeing their careers progress."

Eric Robert Mcclintock
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