University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)

Address

UNLV School of Medicine / 1001 Shadow Lane, Suite 260A / Las Vegas, Nevada 89106

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
144
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
2016
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 1M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.75
Median MCAT
509
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$75
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 – '23)

All prompts 250 words each.

1. Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine.

2. Briefly discuss how you envision yourself contributing to the care of our growing and diverse population in the state of Nevada.

3. Provide a BRIEF chronological summary of your time since graduating from high school up to the point of applying to medical school.

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1.  You are welcome to share with the Admissions Committee any disruptions or impact to your application components, the application process, and/or your personal life due to COVID-19. This field is not required.

2.  If you have any other information you believe is important for the Admissions Committee to consider, please include it here. Do not restate information already in your primary AMCAS application.

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine. (250 words)

2. Briefly discuss how you envision yourself contributing to the care of our growing and diverse population in the state of Nevada. (250 words)

3. Provide a BRIEF chronological summary of your time since graduating from high school up to the point of applying to medical school. (250 words)

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. You are welcome to share with the Admissions Committee any disruptions or impact to your application components, the application process, and/or your personal life due to COVID-19. This field is not required. (250 words)

2. If you have any other information you believe is important for the Admissions Committee to consider, please include it here. You are limited to 250 words. Do not restate information already in your primary AMCAS application. (250 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine.  (250-word limit)

2. Briefly discuss how you envision yourself contributing to the care of our growing and diverse population in the state of Nevada.  (250-word limit)

3. Provide a BRIEF chronological summary of your time since graduating from high school up to the point of applying to medical school.  (250-word limit)

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS:

1. You are welcome to share with the Admissions Committee any disruptions or impact to your application components, the application process, and/or your personal life due to COVID-19. This field is not required.  (250-word limit)

2. If you have any other information you believe is important for the Admissions Committee to consider, please include it here. Do not restate information already in your primary AMCAS application.  (250-word limit)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine (250 or less words).

2. Provide a BRIEF chronological summary of your time since graduating from high school up to the point of applying to medical school.

3. If you have any other information you believe is important for the Admissions Committee to consider, please include it here. You are limited to 250 words. Do not restate information already in your primary AMCAS application.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine. (Answer limit: 250 words)

2. Describe the impact attending medical school tuition-free will have on your medical career. (Answer limit: 250 words)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine. (Answer limit: 250 words)

2. Provide a BRIEF chronological summary of your time since graduating from high school up to the point of applying to medical school.

3. If you have any other information you believe is important for the Admissions Committee to consider, please include it here. You are limited to 250 characters. Do not restate information already in your primary AMCAS application.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Describe how your background and future goals will contribute to the mission of the UNLV School of Medicine. (Answer limit: 250 words)

2. Describe the impact attending medical school tuition-free will have on your medical career. (Answer limit: 250 words)

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