UNLV School of Medicine Offers
- Innovative and time-tested curriculum that prepares medical students for all aspects of medicine
- One-on-one and small-group interaction with faculty all four years
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification in year one
- Problem-based learning focused on real-life clinical cases
- Cutting-edge virtual anatomy and microscopy
- Outpatient longitudinal integrated clerkship offering students continuity of patient care combined with full integration into the clinical team
- Medical Spanish
- Hospitality in health care principles integrated into the student and patient experience
- Community service experience
- Expertise and competency to practice in any health care setting - urban, rural, suburban, or frontier
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program emphasizes the basics of medicine: communication, physical exam and diagnosis, clinical skills, advanced clinical reasoning and interpretation, professionalism, and ethics using technologically advanced tools and genomic data to foster medical student learning. Overall, the curriculum is community-focused, but places great importance on relationships through faculty to student mentorship, extensive experience with health care professionals in the delivery of primary care and longitudinal patient-centered care, in addition to immersion in community service projects and initiatives. Students will directly apply their learning in the service of others, providing compassionate care in collaboration with many other health professionals including: physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, and other community practitioners in the pursuit of providing the best patient outcomes and satisfaction.
The UNLV School of Medicine's overall educational program aims to prepare a diverse student body for the delivery of patient-centered care and meaningful careers in clinical practice, research, and community service. The integration of foundational science and primary care clinical rotations along with community-based service learning experiences address population health and social disparities, incorporate independent research projects that contribute to the growth of scientific knowledge and community health resources, and develop strong commitments to public service and lifelong learning. The curriculum is community-based, and includes instruction in evidence-based medicine, biomedical ethics, ethical decision-making, patient safety, population health, as well as training in interprofessionalism, professionalism, cultural competence, bias recognition and reduction, and non-traditional medical needs; such as, hospitality, legal, and business facets of medicine.