Graduate Medical Education

Excellence Through Innovative Training

The goal of Graduate Medical Education (GME) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Medicine is to train residents and fellows to become outstanding specialists and subspecialists. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredits 10 of the school’s residency programs. At the present time, we also sponsor six ACGME accredited fellowships, two fellowships accredited by specialty societies and seven non-accredited fellowships.

Both residents and fellows have the opportunity to provide supervised patient care at University Medical Center (UMC), our primary teaching hospital as well as at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, Sunrise Medical Center, Mike O’Callahan Federal Hospital and other area hospitals, surgical centers and private physician offices. These patient care experiences allow trainees to become familiar with different populations of patients and their special 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. Further, residents/fellows in surgery and the surgical specialties have a dedicated area with equipment focusing on a variety of surgical procedures including a Da Vinci robot trainer.

Our goal is 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 UNLV School of Medicine.