Excellence Through Innovative Training

The goal of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) is to train residents and fellows to become outstanding specialists and subspecialists. At the present time, we sponsor eleven residencies and eleven fellowships accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), as well as additional fellowships accredited by specialty societies.

Both residents and fellows have the opportunity to provide supervised patient care at University Medical Center (UMC), our primary teaching hospital, as well as other community sites, such as the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Mike O'Callahan Military Medical Center, surgical centers and community physician offices. These patient care experiences allow our trainees to become familiar with different populations of patients and their unique healthcare needs.


All trainees have opportunities to experience high-fidelity simulation along with standardized patient exercises. They also have access to a dedicated surgical skills lab focusing on laparoscopy, endoscopy, and arthroscopy, as well as robotic-assisted surgery.

We aim to train residents and fellows to be compassionate, knowledgeable physicians who practice in Nevada to mitigate the physician shortage and contribute to the community.

Explore the different opportunities to train at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

Meet the GME Team

Kate Martin, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education & Designated Institutional Official (DIO)
Mail Code: 7231

Marie Christine Padilla

Operations Specialist
Mail Code: 7231
Phone: 702-823-3790

Rowena Saba, MEd

Senior Director
Mail Code: 7231
Phone: 702-823-3769

Amanda Herman

Senior Institutional Program Coordinator
Mail Code: 7231
Phone: 702-823-3789

Nicole Sherman, RHIT

Senior Finance Specialist
Mail Code: 7231
Phone: 702-823-3716

Lisa A. Gavin, MD, MPH

Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program Director
Mail Code: 7231

Dina Leland

Senior GME Disability Specialist
Mail Code: 7231