Block Schedule


  • Medicine wards at VA and UMC – 6 blocks
  • Medical intensive care unit (MICU) – 1 block
  • Critical care unit (CCU) – 1 block
  • Subspecialty medicine – 3 blocks
  • Electives – 2 blocks
  • Night float is incorporated into wards and MICU. No dedicated night float block during the first year.


  • Medicine wards at VA and UMC – 2-3 blocks
  • MICU – 1 block
  • CCU – 1 block
  • CCU night float – 1 block
  • Medicine night float – 1 block
  • Selectives and electives – 5-6 blocks


  • Medicine wards at VA and UMC – 2-3 blocks
  • MICU/CCU – 2 blocks
  • The remaining blocks are required selectives and electives. No night float for senior residents.

Admissions and Caps

We strictly adhere to (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) ACGME requirements:

Medicine Wards

The inpatient teams take call every fourth day. The team senior can admit up to 10 patients with two interns until 7 p.m. The night intern will admit up to five patients with a night float senior from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The team census cannot exceed 20 patients.


On the MICU service, all interns and residents work in 12 to 16-hour shifts. The MICU census for the teaching service is based on the number of residents on the service.

The CCU is covered by a day team that works a 12 to 14-hour shift. There is a night float from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The CCU team cap is 24 patients.

Clinical Rotations

We are very proud of the patient-based educational experience at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Through our affiliation with the University Medical Center (UMC), the VA Southern Nevada, and the breadth of physicians in our community, residents gain invaluable exposure to a wide variety of clinical problems from a diverse patient population. Alumni of our program consistently give us feedback on how their exposure during residency prepared them well for their future careers.

In order to facilitate a robust inpatient and outpatient experience, the rotations listed below are provided at UMC, the VA Southern Nevada, and our community partners. They include:

Core Rotations

  • Ambulatory
  • Cardiac care unit (CCU)
  • Emergency medicine
  • Medical intensive care unit (MICU) 
  • Medicine wards
  • Medicine night foat

Specialty Rotations

  • Addiction medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology and oncology
  • Infectious disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Public health 
  • Pulmonary
  • Quick care
  • Rheumatology

UNLV/UMC Electives

  • Anesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Educator rotation
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Sleep medicine
  • Volunteers of medicine

VA Electives

  • Anesthesia
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain management
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Quality improvement
  • Radiology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Women's health

Continuity Clinic

Categorical residents will care for patients in one of two practice sites. Residents have an assigned panel of patients who they will follow throughout residency. When interns are on medicine wards, they will get two to four clinics per block. When residents/interns are on MICU/CCU, they will not get any clinics. When residents/interns are on selectives, they will get four clinics per block. When residents/interns are on electives, they will get four clinics per block with the possibility of additional clinics.

UNLV Health Residents & Fellows Clinic

UNLV Health is the affiliated faculty practice plan of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Residents are supervised by the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV internal medicine faculty. This clinic primarily serves Southern Nevada’s underserved population.

Veterans Administration (VA) Southern Nevada Healthcare System
The experience provides residents with the opportunity to care for our nation’s veterans. General internal medicine faculty at the VA will precept these clinics.