• School of Medicine staff performing curbside testing for SARS-CoV-2 in the parking lot of the 1707 Charleston location in 2020..
  • Medical student doing research in the lab of Edwin Oh, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Fraser teaching medical students at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
  • A student looking at a research poster at the Medical Research Society 2nd Annual Student Research Symposium in 2021.

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Father and child in a consultation with a pediatrician.

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine makes it their core mission to provide care to those with the greatest need in our community.

Sisi Tian, MD

The assistant professor of otolaryngology finds beauty in the complexities of the human anatomy.

Members of the BeHERE NV team from left to right – Jill Manit, PhD, MSW; Sara Hunt, PhD; Eterniti Claggett, BS; and Adriana Monroy, BS – at the UNLV Mental Health Initiatives Forum in April 2024.

The Behavioral Health Education, Retention, and Expansion Network of Nevada aims to improve the mental health workforce in the state.

Dr. Vladislav Zhitny, an original member of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Charter Class.

Anesthesiology resident Dr. Vladislav Zhitny still makes time to help UNLV medical students get their work published in peer-reviewed journals.

Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine, giving his State of the School Address on April 15, 2024.

Faculty and staff joined the dean of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at his fourth State of the School Address, the second one to be hosted at the Medical Education Building.

Healthcare practitioner holding a patient's hands

Dedicated to helping underserved communities in Nevada, UNLV Health is leading transformative health care while educating and training Nevada’s future health care practitioners.

Michael Patros, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Class of 2024 President, after finding out where he matched for residency training during Match Day.

The medical school celebrated the class of 2024 matches and welcomed 87 residents to their graduate medical education programs.

Dr. Ovunc Bardakcioglu (left), associate professor and chief of colorectal surgery, and class of 2025 medical student Jessica Fields during a robotic surgery simulation training.

The development of a UNLV Academic Health Center will provide high-value quality care for the community, a source of economic diversity for our economy, and cutting-edge research.

Dr. Mitchell Forman

Dr. Mitchell Forman, who will lead the new fellowship, shares how the program will help attract, train, and retain more physicians to the state.

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