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.


In addition, residents and fellows spend time in the 31,000 square foot state-of-the-art Simulation Center of Las Vegas, a joint initiative through the Nevada System of Higher Education. 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)

Marie Christine Padilla

Administrative Assistant IV
Mail Code: 7220
Phone: 702-895-0200

Rowena Saba, MEd

Mail Code: 7220
Phone: 702-895-2309

Amanda Herman

Institutional Program Coordinator
Mail Code: 7220
Phone: 702-895-2641

Nicole Sherman, RHIT

GME Finance Specialist
Mail Code: 7220
Phone: 702-895-2636

Brenda Lopez

Surgical Skills and Testing Specialist
Phone: 702-895-1503

Diana Anguiano

Mail Code: 7220
Phone: 702-895-0193