Admissions

Admissions and Student Affairs

Students at the White Coat Ceremony

The University of Nevada School of Medicine is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges and participates in the American Medical College Application Services (AMCAS), a web-based application service. The University of Nevada School of Medicine requires that every applicant apply through AMCAS and that the applicant designate the University of Nevada School of Medicine to receive their complete, verified AMCAS application. Only applications to UNSOM that arrive via AMCAS will be considered for review. The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs coordinates the admissions process for the first-year medical school class as well as applications for transfer. This process includes sending secondary application packets, scheduling interviews, transcript review of required coursework, and all other parts of the application and admissions process.

The medical school receives an average of three to four applications for each available space. Seventy students will be accepted for the upcoming school year.

Most accepted students are Nevada residents, with the balance of students coming from western states with no medical schools. The class is diverse, representing different genders, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and geographic regions.

Nevada students are competitive and selected for top residency programs. Selected basic science departments are ranked in the top 10th percentile in per capita funding from the National Institutes of Health. Nevada's affordable tuition is one of the best values in medical education. More information on admissions requirements and the process can be found on the applicant homepage.

Questions?

Contact promney@medicine.nevada.edu or call (775) 784-6063.

University of Nevada School of Medicine

Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
Pennington Medical Education Building/357
Reno, NV 89557-0357
(775) 784-6063