The School of Medicine at University of Nevada–Reno

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Evaluation is based on: academic performance; MCAT results; nature/depth of scholarly, extracurricular, healthcare related activities; letters of evaluation;and, personal interviews. First priority is given to residents of Nevada; applicants outside the state are selectively considered. We are committed to the recruitment, selection, and retention of a diverse student population.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Peggy Dupey, Ph.D.
Application fee $45
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification January 15 (Begins)
April 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
October 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.0 MCAT composite score
10.6 biological
9.8 physical sciences
9.6 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
organic chemistry biochemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry behavioral science

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​medicine.​nevada.​edu/​dept/​asa/​prospective_applicants/​programs_bsmd.​htm

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 175
Part-time faculty 36
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 51
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 6
Full-time faculty in clinical program 124
Part-time faculty in clinical program 30

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $19.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals N/A
Principal investigators (PIs) N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Renown Regional Medical Center
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Sunrise Hospital
University Medical Center
VA Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Curriculum blends traditional coursework with early clinical learning experiences. Patient Care intro. (2-year course) exposes students to patient history taking, physical exam and clinical diagnosis. Clinical Problem Solving (Years 1-2) and Clinical Reasoning in Medicine (Year 3) extends this process through patient case mgmt. 4-week Advanced Clinical Experience in Rural Health Care is required.

Medical School Ranking

#86 Best Research
Rank Not Published Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 31
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $19.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $110.82

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 36.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.71
MCAT composite score 10.0
Acceptance rate 5.9% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 253

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 253
In-state students 93.3%
Minority students 30.8%
Underrepresented minority students 13.0%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 6.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Timothy Wolfe
Financial aid phone (775) 784-4666

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $17,999 (in-state)
Full-time: $45,110 (out-of-state)
Required fees $3,767
Room and board $13,761
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $121,284

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 90%
Students receiving loans 90%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 83%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 36.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 23.6%