• People in the Medical Education Building Groundbreaking event
  • People in the Medical Education Building Groundbreaking event
  • People in the Medical Education Building Groundbreaking event

Medical Education Building (MEB) Groundbreaking

Years in the making, groundbreaking on the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV's first permanent building, the Medical Education Building (MEB) was made possible on October 29th through the generous donors who have contributed to the Nevada Health and Bioscience Corporation (NHBC). The NHBC is a nonprofit corporation committed to the community, UNLV, and enhancing academic medicine in Southern Nevada.

MEB, located in the Las Vegas Medical District, is designed to be a state-of-the-art building that will provide our medical students access to cutting edge technology that supports a world-class education. In addition, the building will allow us to expand our class sizes to educate and train more physicians, many of which will stay in Nevada. Through the generosity of the NHBC and its donors, the Kerkorian School of Medicine is Transforming Healthcare in Southern Nevada.

Watch MEB Groundbreaking Ceremony

"Intended to serve as a benchmark for future academic, research, and other Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV facilities."

David Frommer, UNLV’s Associate VP of Planning, Construction and Real Estate

Latest News

Cision PR Newswire
Dec. 1, 2021

Bank becomes first corporate donor of medical education building project

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jul. 22, 2021

Construction on UNLV’s new medical education building has reached the halfway point ahead of schedule and below budget and should be ready for occupancy in late June 2022.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Apr. 8, 2021

The UNLV School of Medicine’s medical education building will be named after the late Kirk Kirkorian, a Las Vegas gaming pioneer known as the father of the Las Vegas megaresort.

Yahoo!
Jan. 4, 2021

UNLV is one step closer to completing its new school of medicine.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
Jan. 4, 2021

Construction on UNLV’s brand new School of Medicine building is moving along nicely.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
Jan. 4, 2021

UNLV is one step closer to completing its new school of medicine.

KSNV-TV: News 3
Jan. 4, 2021

Just two months after a virtual groundbreaking ceremony, construction crews were pouring the foundation Saturday on the future centerpiece of UNLV’s School of Medicine. When complete, it will be a 5-story, 135-thousand square foot state of the art facility for medical students, across from Valley Hospital on Shadow Lane.

Nevada Independent
Oct. 30, 2020

Four months ahead of schedule, work began Thursday morning on a sprawling medical facility that, by 2022, will house UNLV’s burgeoning medical school. But that work comes in the absence of $25 million in state-appropriated money that was pulled this summer amid faltering state revenues and a $1.2 billion budget shortfall triggered by coronavirus lockdowns.