Section 11: Student Life

Parking and Transportation Services

UNLV Main Campus and the Shadow Lane Campus has various levels of parking available to students, faculty and staff, on-campus residents, handicapped, meters, reserved parking, vendors, and motorcycles.

All students are required to purchase a student-parking permit to park on campus.

Permits are available at the UNLV main campus parking services and at the Shadow Lane campus parking and police services building.

Permit Prices

Motorcycles are required to be permitted.

Parking permits must be affixed to the lower right hand corner of the front windshield.

Permits are not valid for metered parking. Metered parking requires additional payment.

Student Travel Policy

Travel to regional and national meetings is permitted under the following situations:

  1. Student is serving as an official representative of UNLV School of Medicine
    1. Recognized student organizations may select medical students to serve as a representative of UNLV School of Medicine.
    2. The organization is responsible for notifying the Office of Student Affairs of the official UNLV Representatives for the purpose of travel support and reimbursement.
  2. Student is presenting research at a regional or national meeting or conference
    1. The student is responsible for providing documentation of the research presentation to the Office of Student Affairs to coordinate travel and registration.
  3. Student is a national or regional officer of a recognized student organization
    1. The student is responsible for providing documentation to the Office of Student Affairs for assistance with coordination and reimbursement

Students requesting travel support are responsible for obtaining and completing a Student Travel Funding Request prior to travel to meetings or conferences.

Procedure for Requesting Travel Funds

  1. The Student Travel Funding Request must be completed by each student that is traveling at least 10 days prior to the event.
  2. Reimbursements will only be approved in the event that the student has to use their own funds to cover what was previously approved to be paid for by the school. The student will need to provide an original receipt showing no balance due.

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Photo Usage Policy

The UNLV School of Medicine will take, print and distribute an individual photo of each student and a class photo. These photos will be available publicly online and will be distributed to faculty, staff, and students. Each student will be provided a Media Release Form during orientation to grant UNLV School of Medicine permission to use photographs, video, audio recordings, and text for use in all university print and digital publications, websites, social media, marketing and promotions. Students who do not want their picture used can indicate that on the Media Release form. It is the students responsibility to notify the Office of Student Affairs of any change in status that impacts their waiver to allow the medical school to use their image in school publications, both online and electronic, as well as printed materials.

Student Events

The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs coordinates medical student events throughout the MD program. Student participation and attendance is expected at each of these events:

  • Orientation
  • White Coat Ceremony
  • Match Day
  • Graduation

Academic and Career Counseling

Complete information is available online.

Student Organizations

The School of Medicine has funds to help support student-run organizations. To be eligible for funding, a student organization will need to be recognized by the Student Executive Council and submit annual budget forms. Each student organization will require:

  • List of active student members
  • Faculty advisor
  • Student member responsible for the budget
  • Objectives of the organization
  • Program plans for the coming year

Charter Class Organizations

The Office of Student Affairs will work closely with students to develop policies and processes to help the start up for a variety of student organizations. Initial support will be offered for:

American Medical Student Association (AMSA): National organization with over 150 chapters in medical schools.

Clark County Medical Association/Nevada Medical Association

Association of American Medical Colleges Organization of Student Representatives (OSR): This group provides medical students voting representation for the largest association for academic medicine. Each medical school class will have an OSR representative. Students are selected in the first year and can serve one additional year. Funds are available on a rotating basis to help support selected representatives to attend both regional and national OSR meetings.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA): The largest and longest-standing student run organization focused on the needs of students of color. SNMA also provides programming to underserved communities and medical students. SNMA works to increase the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school.

Latino(a) Medical Student Association (LMSA): A student-run organization focused on the needs of Latino(a) students and increasing access for underserved communities, as well as increasing the number of Latino(a) medical students entering and completing medical school. LMSA chapters ffer outreach and/or enrichment programs for underserved students in K-12, and in college.

Women in Medicine (American Medical Women Association (AMWA)

Medical Specialty Interest Groups: Organized to help students learn more about specific specialty areas. Meetings usually include speakers, presentations on specialty topics and information related to residency training and practice environments.

Student Government: See Section 5 of the Student Handbook

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)