If there is one thing all family medicine residents have in common, it's that they are a close-knit group of individuals who are all passionate about the health and wellbeing of their community. Staff and residents support each other while teaching and working to ensure an optimal work/life balance. Most residents agree UNLV School of Medicine's residency program provides a manageable schedule with fantastic educational opportunities. Faculty members are accessible to advise and mentor residents.
The three-year residency in family medicine is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Dedicated faculty are board certified mentors and offer a broad-range of interests and experience since the program's inception in 1989. All family medicine residents receive ACLS, BLS, ALSO, and Neonatal training/certification, sponsored by the UNLV School of Medicine.
Strong sense of community, respect and trust among the residents and faculty
Supportive environment from faculty, to mentors and career advisors to fellow residents
Strong commitment to work/life balance
Innovative curriculum tailored to each resident’s career ambitions
Strong emphasis on community outreach
Clinical opportunities with urban underserved patients
Family physicians strive to make people whole by humanizing medicine and providing quality primary care. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas family medicine residency curriculum emphasizes the acquisition of skills and attitudes directed towards these goals. We adhere to the standards of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education and the special requirements of the Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine, which mandate balanced experiences in medicine, surgery, reproductive care, behavioral science, the care of children and adolescents, orthopedics, sports medicine, procedural skills, practice management and information mastery. Our competency driven curriculum promotes compassionate patient care, acquisition of medical knowledge, practice based learning, communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism and responsiveness to the health care system. Elective time for special interests is provided during years two and three.
David Kuykendall, MD, faculty physician, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UNLV School of Medicine
Kevin Mailland, DO, faculty physician, Department of Family & Community Medicine, UNLV School of Medicine
Katrina Mercado, MD, outpatient practice with the Dignity Health Group, Las Vegas
Deepa Kordick, MD, outpatient practice with the Dignity Health Group, Las Vegas
Jillian Scott, MD, outpatient practice with the Dignity Health Group, Las Vegas
John Cox, DO, outpatient practice at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
How To Apply
Only applications submitted through ERAS will be reviewed and a complete application is required to be considered for an interview (see below). Interviews are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning in late September. Due to the high volume of applications received each year, applicants will only be notified if they are offered an interview or placed on a waiting list for an interview.
Minimum Application Requirements
1 Letter of Recommendation from a family physician; 2 Letters of Recommendation from completed rotations - one must be internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery or psychiatry
Medical School Transcript
USMLE or COMLEX Transcript - must have taken Steps 1 and 2, preference given to those with passing scores on record for both
Curriculum Vitae (ERAS CV) with explanation of any gaps in timeline
US Citizen, Permanent Resident status or possession of appropriate Visa (J-1 Visas are acceptable; H-1B Visas are not acceptable)