A Welcome from the Program Director

On behalf of the Internal Medicine Residency program, I would like to extend to you a very warm welcome. Formerly the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Las Vegas Internal Medicine Residency, our program was established in 1979. We transitioned to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV in 2017 with the opening of our medical school. We are a medium-sized program composed of 74 residents. Many of our graduates stay in Las Vegas to continue to serve our community. Our program is incredibly proud of our graduates. Training at our program prepares our residents well for their career choice. Our residents have many options after graduation. Some of our graduates opt to pursue primary care or hospitalist careers, while others have pursued various subspecialties.

Our Internal Medicine program brings together the best of both academics and community practice. We partner with the University Medical Center (UMC), where residents care for a diverse patient population including the underserved as well as tourists from all over the world. Our residents care for patients at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. Additionally, we partner with multiple community practices, including the Southern Nevada Health District. These community experiences complement the academic practices to allow for a wide array of experiences. Residents are able to benefit from both aspects, allowing them to appreciate different settings in medicine.

As mentioned in our mission statement, our program takes pride in our patient care, academic focus, and scholarly activity. Our residents have presented their hard work at local, regional, and national meetings. Our program emphasizes the importance of mentorship, pairing all interns to an academic advisor early during their training.

One of the strengths of our program is our incredible collegiality. Although we are a medium-sized program, our residents are an incredibly close-knit group. Our program fosters an inclusive family dynamic. All graduates comment on and appreciate this about our program. Resident wellness is important to our program, and we prioritize it from the start. We have a robust wellness curriculum and an active wellness committee.

There are so many benefits to training in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is so much more than “The Strip.” Our community has amazing opportunities for outdoor activities and family life. Options include the variety of trails, Red Rock, Mt. Charleston, Lake Mead, Springs Preserve, Wetlands Preserve, and many many more. Residents are often surprised at the options available to them and their families. Additionally, the culinary cuisine in Las Vegas is unparalleled, with options for all. Las Vegas is also a quick drive or flight away from many national parks and beaches. Whether you join our program alone or with your family, our program and our community have much to offer!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our program. I look forward to personally meeting you. Please explore our website to gain some insight into our residency program and the sense of camaraderie our residents experience. We hope to see you on the interview trail!

Aditi Singh, M.D.

Aditi Singh, M.D.
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

A Welcome from the Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Internal Medicine at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. We are committed to excellence in all three missions of academic medicine - patient care, education, and research. Our department continues to experience significant growth - and we remain firmly committed to maintaining this steep upward trajectory over the coming years.

One of our key goals is to provide state-of-the-art health care to the residents of Southern Nevada. The University Medical Center is a major tertiary care center in the Las Vegas region catering to more than 2.5 million people in the greater metropolitan area and the adjoining counties. UNLV physicians deliver the highest standards of patient care in General Internal Medicine and various subspecialties, including Gastroenterology, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Rheumatology and other disciplines.

Providing an excellent learning experience to our trainees is one of our top priorities. Our teaching efforts are continuously evaluated and improved. In addition to Dr. Aditi Singh, the Program Director for our Internal Medicine Residency program, we have several enthusiastic and dedicated Associate Program Directors to formulate and enhance resident training in specific areas in the ever-changing frontiers of Internal Medicine education. Subspecialty fellowships are offered in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, and Geriatrics. A thoughtfully structured educational conference series serves as the primary vehicle for didactic teaching for residents. Lectures by invited speakers as well as Grand Rounds enhance the understanding of complex disease processes and treatment approaches.

Our research efforts are driven by the need for innovative therapies for patients and the passion for discovery. We strive incessantly to promote participation in research by our residents, fellows, and faculty that may result in presentations and publications. The clinical trials provide the opportunity for patients to utilize experimental therapies and devices that are otherwise unavailable in the Las Vegas region, or in the state of Nevada. In addition, a cardiovascular basic research program serves to bring clinicians and basic scientists together, promoting translation. The major areas of current basic research include cardiac repair with adult stem cells, myocardial remodeling, and protection against heart attacks.

This is only the beginning. We are constantly developing new plans for the expansion of patient care services, training future leaders in medicine, and building innovative research programs. In the coming years, we aspire to elevate our department to unprecedented heights in patients care, education, and research through our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, quality, and professionalism.

Thank you for visiting, and we hope you will join us in our efforts to grow academic medicine in Southern Nevada!

Buddha Dawn, M.D.

Buddha Dawn, M.D.
Chair of Internal Medicine Department

Program Overview

The size of our program fosters a supportive learning environment with frequent direct interaction with faculty. Collegiality amongst the residents, fellows, and faculty is one of our major strengths. Our Residents have the opportunity to work directly under the supervision of our fellows in Cardiology, Gastroenterology, and Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine.

Training in the state of the art simulation center enhances the resident experience by practicing procedures and participating in simulated codes using a high-fidelity simulator. We also incorporate the use of standardized patients to advance communication skills.

We were accredited for 10 years by the ACGME at our most recent site visit.

Admissions and Caps

We strictly adhere to ACGME requirements.

  • Medicine Wards: The inpatient teams follow a Q4 call cycle. 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 PM to 7 AM. The team census cannot exceed twenty patients.
  • MICU: On the MICU service, all interns and residents work in twelve to sixteen-hour shifts. The MICU census for the teaching service is based on the number of residents on the service.
  • CCU: The CCU is covered by a day team that works a 12-14 hour shift. There is a night float from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The CCU team cap is 24 patients. Private call rooms are provided for interns and residents when on night admit and overnight call. There are additional sleep rooms available for residents at anytime they are feeling too fatigued to work or drive home.


The residency program aims to promote self-directed learning with the use of morning reports, intern noon report, VA noon report, Academic Half-Day, teaching on the clinical services, and on-line modules.

Resident Conferences and Learning Opportunities

Conferences include morning reports, weekly intern noon report, and weekly academic half-day every Tuesday. A board review series is incorporated into the conference series. The VA also conducts a daily noon conference except on Tuesdays when they participate in the academic half-day via video. The residency program aims to promote self-directed learning with the use of learning communities and asynchronous learning opportunities. These include the internal medicine curriculum from the John Hopkins Physician Education and Assessment Center, the Society of Hospital Medicine medical consultation modules, and an ambulatory curriculum that utilizes a disease of the month series.

Morning Reports

We vary the format of our morning reports to foster a stimulating learning environment. Chief resident led morning case reports focus on diagnostic evaluation and management of recently seen cases. Subspecialty service specific reports are conducted by residents and supervised by fellows and attending physicians. Additionally, we also discuss pertinent evidence-based medicine topics as part of the ambulatory-based medicine morning report, which occurs once a month. Morning reports typically occur on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Campus.

Intern Noon Report

Every Friday, we have a dedicated noon report for the interns. This allows the Chief residents to focus in on core topics in internal medicine, such as managing inpatient insulin regimens, evaluation of elevated liver enzymes, acute kidney injury, and many more. This gives the interns an opportunity to ask questions and discuss topics in a supportive and collaborative environment with other interns. Intern noon reports are held for the first half of the year.

VA Noon Report

Every day except Tuesday, there is a noon report that occurs at the VA similar to Morning Report at the main campus. These noon reports are provided for all residents who are on a medicine or subspecialty service at the VA each block. The discussions are focused on diagnostic evaluation and management issues given by VA subspecialists and general internal medicine attendings. Grand rounds at the VA typically occur one Thursday of each month.

Academic Half Day

Residents participate in an academic half-day, which provides a diverse educational experience. Clinical topics range from those in general internal medicine, internal medicine subspecialty fields, and subspecialty topics outside of internal medicine that are relevant to IM residency training. Academic Half Day also includes lectures on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, PGY-3 Senior Grand Rounds, Journal Club and Board Review.

Residents are assigned to learning communities for Journal Club and many other lectures within the curriculum. These learning communities utilize a flipped classroom model to encourage more problem and team-based learning.

Ambulatory Didactics

Residents are pre-assigned cases on core ambulatory topics. They use the cases to teach their peers with a faculty facilitator present. The disease of the month curriculum is a 36-month recurring curriculum. Residents also complete board review questions and review relevant journal articles in the ambulatory setting.

Block Schedule

The academic year is divided into thirteen four-week blocks. Clinic scheduling follows the traditional weekly clinic model, with no clinic during intensive care blocks.


  • Medicine wards (VA & UMC) – 6 blocks
  • MICU – 1 block
  • 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 (VA & 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 (VA & UMC) – 2-3 blocks
  • MICU/CCU – 2 blocks
  • The remaining blocks are required selectives and electives. No night float for senior residents.

Subspecialty Selectives and Elective Rotations

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

Selective Rotations

  • Ambulatory Medicine and Primary Care
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Quality Improvement
  • Public Health
  • Urgent Care

Elective Rotations

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • HIV Wellness clinic
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Ophthalmology
  • Office Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada

Teaching On Clinical Services

We are very proud of the patient-based educational experience at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Through our affiliation with University Medical Center, the VA Southern Nevada, and the breath 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.

Supplemental Services

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Library is located steps away from UMC Hospital. It is staffed by a dedicated medical librarian and support staff who are available to provide access and guidance for navigating health sciences information resources to faculty, staff, students, and researchers affiliated with UNLV’s health sciences programs in the schools of Integrated Health Sciences, Community Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Medicine, and Nursing, as well as other clinical or biomedical programs. The online library collection is extensive and includes access to important resources such as Up-to-Date and JAMAEvidence.

Program Leadership

Program Leadership

Aditi Singh, MD

Photo of Aditi Singh
Phone: 702-671-5060

John Varras, MD, FACP

John Varras
Phone: 702-671-5060

Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj, MD

Sandhya Wahi-Gururaj
Phone: 702-671-5060

Chief Residents

Mark Chang, DO

Medical School: A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Mark Chang

Soudabeh Daliri, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Soudabeh Daliri

Awad Javaid, MD

Residency Program: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Awad Javaid
Phone: 702-671-2345

William Johnson, MD

Medical School: Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
William Johnson

Nabil Noureddin, M.D.

Medical School: University of Aleppo, Faculty of Medicine
Nabil Noureddin
Phone: 702-671-2345

Syed Saghir, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Syed Mohsin Saghir
Phone: 702-671-2345

Amaan Shafi, MD

Medical School: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Amaan Shafi
Phone: 702-671-2345

Neilmegh Varada, DO

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Neilmegh Varada

Resident Life

Perhaps the greatest appeal of Las Vegas is “The Strip.” Some attractions to consider: Cirque du Soleil, seeing a favorite comedian or magician, catching a residency of musicians such as Celine Dion, the Backstreet Boys, Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears, seeing major concerts, or attending broadway shows, classical, or jazz performances at the nearby Smith Center. The Las Vegas strip has something to offer everyone, even the sports enthusiast (GO KNIGHTS).

A major hidden gem of Las Vegas is the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. With over 294 days of sun per year, there is no shortage of opportunities to head to the hills for any outdoor activity of your choosing. The annual average temperature is 79 degrees, but it is not unusual for the mercury to hit the 110-degree mark during the summer and dip into the 30s in the winter. Mild desert temperatures make outdoor recreation possible throughout the year in Southern Nevada. Residents are able to enjoy hiking, biking, rock climbing, or a scenic drive at places such as the Red Rock National Park or the Valley of Fire, skiing/snowboarding activities at the Lee Canyon Ski Resort on Mount Charleston, or hike to and soak in hot springs on the Colorado River as they explore slot canyons near Hoover Dam and the Lake Mead National Recreational Area.

Residents also enjoy a robust interdepartmental camaraderie as we get together during recreational activities such as bowling events, basketball, and volleyball games, or just enjoying a Halloween party and get-togethers.

Life After Residency

Fellowship and Job Placement

2021 Class

  • Cameron Charlow: Nephrology, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Hui Feng: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Chia-Dan Kang: Infectious Disease, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Nathan Kirsch: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Matthew Klinka: Cardiovascular Disease, Aurora Health Care
  • Scott Lee: Endocrinology, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • David Nguyen: Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University
  • Janson Trieu: Hematology and Oncology, Carolinas Medical Center

2020 Class

  • Olaseni Ajibade: Hospitalist, Augusta, GA
  • Zaid Al-Dahhan: Nephrology Fellowship, UC San Diego
  • Yen Cao: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, UC Irvine
  • Jacqueline Choa: Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Tulane University
  • Banreet Dhindsa: Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Nebraska
  • Michael Elias: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  • Mohamed Eltayeb: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Zachary Hanson: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Tyler Heeren: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Patrick Hensley: Hospitalist, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Annie Hong: Gastroenterology Fellowship, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Trevor Houston: Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Samia Jahan Zeb: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Zohora Jalil: Hospitalist, Honolulu, HI
  • Awad Javaid: Chief Resident, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • David Lowry: Hospitalist, Modesto, CA
  • Arhama Malik: Hospitalist, Elizabeth, NJ
  • Mohamed Mubder: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Danny Nguyen: Hospitalist, Corona, CA
  • Nabil Noureddin: Gastroenterology, UC San Diego Medical Center
  • Matthew Pellnitz: Hospitalist, Tallahassee, FL
  • Syed Saghir: Gastroenterology, Creighton University
  • Pallavi Satuluri: Cardiology Fellowship, Lehigh Valley Hospital
  • Amaan Shafi: Cardiovascular Disease, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Wen Yuan Yu: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV

2019 Class

  • Bhavana Bhaya: VA Academic Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Edward Co: VA Primary Care, Las Vegas, NV
  • Moiz Dawood: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Chriscile De Asis: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Muuz Desta: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Annie Dong: Cardiology Fellowship, Parkview Medical Center, CO
  • Loomee Doo: Rheumatology, Loma Linda, CA
  • Yousif Elmofti: Gastroenterology Fellowship, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Arsalan Fazal: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Rajkamal Hansra: Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Louisiana State University Health Sciences
  • Eric Huynh: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Justin Jeffries: Pulmonary/Critical Care, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Nitasha Khullar: Rheumatology Fellowship, University of Alabama Medical Center
  • Thanh Lu: Hospitalist, Sacramento, CA
  • Jorge-Jayme Montes: Hospitalist, Edinburg, TX
  • Dimal Patel: VA Academic Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Joshua Pengson: Private Practice, Riverside, CA
  • Marcus Perry: Private Practice, Walla Walla, WA
  • Jill Sharma: Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Faizan Sheraz: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV

2018 Class

  • Marwah Al-Khazaali: Nephrology Fellowship, University of California, San Diego
  • Ahmed Al-Tameemi: Primary Care Physician, Borrego Health- El Cajon, California
  • Abdallah Alali: Nephrology Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Haider Alhaidari: Hospitalist, University Medical Center, Las Vegas Nevada
  • Syed Alvi: Hospitalist, Cape Fear Valley Health System, Fayetteville NC
  • Mohamed Azab: Gastroenterology Fellowship, Loma Linda University- Loma Linda CA
  • Ahl Jeffrey Caseja: Chief Medical Resident, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Syeda Simra Khusro: Hospitalist, Regional Medical Center, San Jose CA
  • Sinziana Mahalean: Hospitalist, Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas NV
  • Harmeet Mashiana: Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
  • Moarij Qazi: Hospitalist, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth TX
  • Farhan Rashid: Hospitalist, Sovah Health Martinsville Hospital, Martinsville VA
  • Syed Shah: Hospitalist, Las Vegas, NV
  • Alexandra Shawo: Hospitalist, Salinas Valley Memorial, Salinas CA
  • Amira Sheikh Mohamed: Internist, Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • Usama Siddiqui: Chief Medical Resident, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Devi Sameera Tammineedi: Hospitalist, Christiana Care Hospital, Newark, DE
  • Angela Holly Villamagna: Infectious Disease Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Ammar Yousif: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Leo Zacks: Primary Care Internist, Kaiser Permanente Medical Temecula, CA

2017 Class

  • Manas Agastya: Chief Medical Resident, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine
  • Birjees Ahmed: Chief Medical Resident, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine
  • Muazer Ahmed: Nephrology Fellowship, University of Texas – San Antonio
  • Mustafa Al-Shammari: Chief Medical Resident, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine
  • Alhusain Aly: Nephrology Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Eyas Chakfeh: Geriatrics Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
  • Yaser Dawod: Hospitalist, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
  • Muhammad Farooqui: Hospitalist, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas
  • Ian Frani: Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Tufts Medical Center
  • Jay Kumar: Hospitalist, Southwest Medical Associates, Las Vegas
  • Ali Malik: Chief Medical Resident, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine
  • Simran Kaur Matta: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Subhasree Panchangam: Cardiology Fellowship, Texas Tech University – El Paso
  • Swetal Patel: Cardiology Fellowship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Medicine
  • Linha Phan: Hospitalist, Ochsner Medical Center, LA
  • Matthew Prekupec: Hospitalist, Providence Health SW Washington
  • Arshiya Rana: Hospitalist, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Jibran Rana: Research Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, OH
  • Dulip Ratnasoma: Sleep Medicine Fellowship, University of California – Los Angeles
  • Phillip Ribeiro: Nephrology Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
  • Sarah Rustamova: Hospitalist, Platinum Group, Las Vegas
  • Susil Sivaraman: Staff Physician, VA of Southern Nevada
  • Lakshmi Uppaluru: Preventive Medicine Fellowship, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN

2016 Class

  • Zeina Ali: Specialty: Endocrinology: University of Arizona
  • Choua Thao: Specialty: Pulmonary/ Critical Care: Washington Hospital Center DC
  • Bassel Saksouk: Specialty: Pulmonary/ Critical Care: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Pannaga Malalur: Specialty: Hematology Oncology: Medical University of SC
  • Michael Kats: Specialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Mohanad Hasan: Specialty: Cardiology: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
  • Peter Rajacic: Specialty: Sleep Medicine: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Sumit Sehgal: Specialty: Cardiology: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

2015 Class

  • Amod Amritphale: Specialty: Cardiology: Louisiana State University Health Science Center
  • Lama Matni: Specialty: Nephrology: Keck School of Medicine, CA
  • Ruihong Luo: Specialty: Infectious Diseases: Boston University
  • Ali Namazi: Specialty: Cardiology: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

2014 Class

  • Edwin Aquino Valdez: Specialty: Rheumatology: University of Arizona
  • Trung Huynh: Specialty: Nephrology: Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles
  • Altaf Dawood: Specialty: Gastroenterology: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
  • Syed Abdul Basit: Specialty: Gastroenterology: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

2013 Class

  • Ahmed Eter: Specialty: Nephrology: Staten Island University Hospital
  • Kasaiah Makam: Specialty: Cardiology: Christiana Care, DE
  • Shahrooz Rashtak: Specialty: Gastroenterology: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, MN

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 residents/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.

  • University Medical and Surgery Clinic: This site is a part of the UNLV Health faculty practice plan. Residents are precepted by the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, general internal medicine faculty. This clinic primarily serves Southern Nevada’s underserved population.
  • Veterans Administration 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.

Training Sites

University Medical Center (UMC)

University Medical Center (UMC) is the publicly funded hospital for Clark County and the city of Las Vegas. At UMC, residents have the opportunity to care for a diverse patient population that includes individuals from southern Nevada and all over the world. This clinical experience affords residents the opportunity to manage a wide-array of pathologic conditions.

  • Full-time faculty of the school of medicine staffs the general medicine service.
  • The full-time medical school faculty and adjunct community subspecialty faculty teach the subspecialty rotations.
UMC Building

VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VA)

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VA) offers residents the opportunity to care for the nation's veterans and contribute to the VA's mission of providing exceptional health care that improves veterans' health and well-being.

  • Residents will rotate on the inpatient general medicine service and have the opportunity to rotate through subspecialty rotations at the VA.
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VA)

Community Partnerships

Some subspecialty rotations occur in a community practice setting to allow residents to become familiar with physicians in our community and the private practice model. Partnerships also include the Nathan Adelson Hospice's inpatient unit Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, and exposure to the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Southern Nevada Health District

All categorical residents rotate at the health district so they may further understand how public health departments impact their role as providers and population health.

Southern Nevada Health District

Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas

Training in the state of the art simulation center enhances the resident experience by practicing procedures and participating in simulated codes using a high-fidelity simulator. We also incorporate the use of standardized patients to advance communication skills.

A room in the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (CSCLV)

How To Apply

Applicants must apply through ERAS only. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted. Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).


Completed applications Include:

  • ERAS Application
  • USMLE official transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • 3 or 4 letters of recommendation
  • MSPE (Dean's letter)

Important Application Information

  • Applicants should score at least 200 on USMLE Step 1 and 2. Applicants who have more than one attempt on any USMLE Steps 1 or 2CK are unlikely to be considered.
  • We are currently not accepting applications on visa.
  • For Preliminary applicants, our NRMP number is 2028140P0
  • For Categorical applicants, our NRMP number is 2028140C0

Applicants with U.S Post Graduate Experience

Before accepting a resident from a preliminary year or categorical residency from another accredited training program (either from within the School of Medicine system or from an outside institution), a written verification of previous educational experience and an evaluation of past performance must be secured from the resident's current and/or previous program director(s). Such evaluation must include a milestone-based evaluation of the individual's performance in each of the requisite six core competencies.

Application Timeline

Our program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

  • September 15
    Applicants can begin applying for Internal Medicine Residency.
  • November 30
    Application Deadline. Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • November 1 - January 3
    Applicant interviews
  • Mid- March 16
    Match Day!

Interview Day

Applicants will be contacted via email by the Program Coordinators if granted an interview.

Virtual Interviewing

Applicants selected for an interview will receive direct communications about the virtual interviewing platform and process.

Interviews will have both asynchronous (recorded) and synchronous (live virtual) components to be completed within their selected interview day.

Interviews will be standardized and conducted by the program director and a faculty member, just like our in-person process. Opportunities to speak with current residents will be included in the schedule.

The entire interview season will be virtual and all selected applicants will be subject to the same interview format and review.