TOMORROW: Governor Sisolak to welcome newest cohort of UNLV Medical Students

A strong proponent of increasing the number of physicians in the state, Governor Sisolak to encourage new medical students to practice in Nevada after graduation.

LAS VEGAS, NV – August 10, 2021


UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine Logo 

Tomorrow, Governor Steve Sisolak will welcome students at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

The students will demonstrate some of the lifesaving techniques they have learned while undergoing EMT training, one of the very the first components of medical school at UNLV. They will also report what they learned during their immersion into some economically challenged neighborhoods of Las Vegas. This early course allows new medical students to recognize the challenges many Las Vegans face accessing quality medical care, healthy food options, and transportation.

The class of 2025 arrived on campus July 15. The 34 women and 26 men have an average GPA of 3.7 and a 510 MCAT score, graduating from prestigious institutions including MIT, UCLA, BYU, UNLV and UNR. More than one-third of the students are first generation college graduates and almost as many are members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in medical school. A total of 55 are from Nevada.

Media coverage is welcome.

Governor Steve Sisolak to visit Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
WHAT: Governor Steve Sisolak to visit Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
WHEN: Wednesday, August 11
WHERE: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine
CONTACT: Media interested in attending this event are asked to email press@gov.nv.gov no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday for the exact time and location.

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Meghin Delaney
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