High School

M.D. Admissions

Grades 9-10

Students at this level should have developed good academic habits, be taking courses to prepare them for college, seek opportunities to work, volunteer, or job shadow in the healthcare field, they should be researching the path to a career in medicine, getting involved in community service and developing leadership skills through extracurricular activities.

Grades 11-12

Students should continue to develop leadership skills through extracurricular activities, be prepared to start college with necessary prerequisite coursework to begin the general chemistry sequence, look into the BS-MD Accelerated Degree Program, utilize opportunities to visit the college campus and medical school and should fully understand the timeline/path to becoming a physician.

School Partnerships:


Hug High School in Reno and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine continue their 20-year educational partnership with Hug's Health Science Academy. The Health Science Academy at Hug High School fosters a challenging learning environment allowing young students to explore health careers, post-secondary education, volunteer work experience and internships while completing rigorous courses increasing college preparedness. Medical and health service and other related themes are integrated into the traditional high school curriculum with a focus on hands-on experiences facilitated by School of Medicine faculty and students.

Las Vegas

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is pleased to partner with East Career and Technical Academy (ECTA) and Northwest Career and Technical Academy (NWCTA) located in Las Vegas. Both ECTA and NWCTA are comprehensive magnet high schools that offer a program in health professions for students interested in medical careers. The program exposes high school students to basic principles of medicine, important patient care principles, medical terminology, applied anatomy and physiology and an overview of the health care profession. The School of Medicine works with the high schools to facilitate activities such as medical team building, suturing workshops, clinical case problem solving, patient interactions, medical simulations and other hands-on experiences.

Resources and Activities

Many of the resources listed under K-8 are also excellent for high school students. We have provided a few more specifically for this age group.