Ann Diggins

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Ann Diggins, MA

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Career Services

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Ann Diggins brings more than 25 years of experience in medical school student recruitment, student affairs, and admissions to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Before joining UNLV, she worked for the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM), where she served as Director of Recruitment and Student Affairs. 

Ann has dedicated her career to helping Nevada students choose medical fields in the state's university programs and to achieve success. She has experience assisting students when preparing to apply for medical school and residency programs. She has developed effective methods to help guide medical students when choosing their specialty. In addition, Ann served as the Nevada representative to the American Association of Medical Colleges — the association overseeing medical student admissions — diversity initiatives for the western region from 2003-2010. She also worked with a consortium of Western medical schools to increase access for Native American students to obtain careers in medicine and health care as well.

As the director of admissions and student affairs, Ann will work closely with the Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions, and other members of the academic team to develop admissions' processes to attract talented applicants for the Kerkorian School of Medicine and provide the guidance and resources necessary to ensure their success as medical students.

Ann has called Nevada home for over 30 years. She received a BA degree in journalism in 1986, and a MA degree in counseling and educational psychology in 2001, both from the University of Nevada, Reno.