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Student Life

The Class of 2021 and subsequent classes will lay the foundation for the school’s student culture, organizations, and community service programs.


Student events can be found in the medical school Guidebook app, UNLV Med, and the LCMS+ curriculum management system. Current students receive access to both systems.

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Student Life: A Student-Centered Culture for Patient-Centered Care

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“As our charter class enters their final year of medical school, we have fully developed the school’s foundation for student culture, organizations and leadership.”

Samuel Parrish, MD, Senior Associate
Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions

Student Government

2019-2020 Academic Year

Class of 2021
  • President: Toyokazu (Chris) Endo
  • Vice President: Anita Albanese
  • Class Council Members:
    • James Miller
    • Diana Pena
    • Caleena Longworth
    • Sabrina Novenschi
Class of 2022
  • President: Gregory Schreck
  • Vice President: Christian Borashan
  • Class Council Members:
    • Harrison Shawa
    • Hovsep Stambulyan
    • Laura Wozniak
    • Mason Montano
Class of 2023
  • President: Vishvaas Ravikumar
  • Vice President: Alexis Hilts
  • Class Council Members:
    • Paris Collier
    • Michael Zheng
    • Tim Stone
    • Dafhney Ferrer

Elections are held twice per year, fall and spring semester.

Committee Membership

Students will also serve on the following medical school committees:

  • Admissions Committee – two student members
  • Curriculum Committee – four student members
  • Medical Student Progress Committee – two student members
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee – three student members

Student Organizations

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UNLV School of Medicine American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

The American Medical Association is the largest association of physicians and medical students in the United States, and holds the mission of “promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.” The AMA is an ally in patient care and gives strength to physician voices in courts and legislative bodies across the nation. The AMA is dedicated to driving medicine toward a more equitable future, removing obstacles that interfere with patient care and confronting the nation’s greatest public health crises. The Medical Student Section (MSS) strives to be the medical students' leading voice for improving medical education and advocating for the future of medicine.

A national organization with more than 150 chapters in medical schools around the US, AMSA inspires a community of future physicians through education and advocacy.

AMSA Partners

Clark County Medical Association / Nevada Medical Association

University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine Branch of the American Medical Women’s Associations, Inc. (AMWA)

The American Medical Women’s Association empowers women to lead in improving health for all within a model that reflects the unique perspective of women. Nationally, AMWA membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, pre-medical students, health care professionals, and supporters. AMWA is the oldest multispecialty organization dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health. The UNLV School of Medicine’s first official branch was nationally approved on August 31, 2017.

The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. AMWA achieves this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances. We bring together those in medicine and health-related fields to promote women’s health and to support members’ professional and personal development.

American Medical Association – Medical Student Section (AMA)

Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA)

APAMSA is a national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. APAMSA serves as a forum for student leaders to engage in health issues and develop initiatives and projects addressing the needs of the community. APAMSA provides a venue for medical students to meet, exchange experiences, and develop personally and professionally through leadership and service.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Organization of Student Representatives (OSR)

Provides medical students voting representation in the largest association for academic medicine. Each medical school class has a primary and secondary OSR representative.

Catholic Medical Association (CMA)

Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA)

Heath Outreach and Population Empowerment (HOPE)

An organization focused on global health issues, migrant and refugee health, founded at UNLV School of Medicine. HOPE aims to raise awareness on and advocate for global health issues, serve the refugee and migrant population in Southern Nevada, and support underserved populations abroad.

Latino(a) Medical Student Association (LMSA)

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

Phi Delta Epsilon (PhiDE)

Phi Delta Epsilon is an international professional medical fraternity whose mission is to create physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education. We were founded on the idea that anyone with enough passion and integrity can be a physician, and that all physicians and patients should be treated equally. Our chapter hopes to foster a genuine supportive “PhiDE Family” environment. Our future goals include formally establishing our Big/Little mentorship program and founding “families”, continue our work with our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Qlub Med: LGBTQ+ and Allied Medical Professionals

Qlub Med was created to provide professional and personal support to LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff while working to improve healthcare for LGBTQ+ individuals both locally and outside of Las Vegas. Qlub Med seeks to foster an inclusive culture at UNLV School of Medicine, connect LGBTQ+ mentors with students, and encourage community service opportunities related to LGBTQ+ issues. We also seek to train and educate healthcare providers and students both informally and formally on topics pertaining to the unique needs of LGBTQ+ individuals.

Students for Rare – National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

It's the largest and longest-standing student run organization focused on the needs of students of color. SNMA is committed to increasing the number of African-American, Latino, and other students of color entering and completing medical school. We discuss issues pertinent to African American and minority medical students, work to mentor under-represented high school and undergraduate students through a pipeline program, network with African American and minority physicians through attendance at the National Conference, outreach and panels, and abide by national SNMA guidelines in our practices.

Medical Specialty Interest Groups

(Organized to help students learn more about specific specialty areas)

  • Anesthesiology Interest Group
  • Bioethics Interest Group
  • Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • Family Medicine Interest Group
  • Internal Medicine Interest Group
  • OB-GYN Interest Group
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Interest Group
  • Pediatrics Interest Group
  • Psychiatry Interest Group
  • Surgery Interest Group

Honor Societies

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine

Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)

UNLV provides support for student governance, bylaws, funding support for travel to conferences and research presentations.