To be considered for an interview at UNR Med, applicants must:
- Provide documentation, upon request, that they are a U.S. Citizen, a permanent resident of the U.S., or a DACA recipient;
- Complete a minimum of 90 semester credits from an accredited U.S. postsecondary institution at the time of application;
- Meet all required prerequisites;
- Meet all criteria, including MCAT and GPA minimums, as listed under Category A (Nevada Connected Applicants) or Category B (Out-of-State Applicants).
The following course/credit prerequisites must be complete at the time of application, or the applicant must provide a plan to complete all courses/credits prior to August 1 of the year of matriculation to UNR Med.
- Biology: 15 credits including two (2) credits Biology lab and six (6) credits of upper division. The following upper-division courses are not eligible: Special Topics, Research, Advanced Mentored Research, Survey Courses, or Dissection Team.
- Chemistry: eight (8) credits, including a minimum of two (2) credits of lab
- Organic Chemistry: eight (8) credits, including a minimum of two (2) credits of lab
- Physics: eight (8) credits, including a minimum of two (2) credits of lab.
- Biochemistry: three (3) credits
- Psychology or Sociology: three (3) credits
Please note the following prerequisite requirements:
- All listed credit requirements are in semester hours. To convert quarter credits to semester credits, use the AMCAS Grade Conversion Guide.
- All courses used to meet prerequisites must have a letter grade of "C-" or above.
- Pass/fail, satisfactory/unsatisfactory, or audit in lieu of a letter grade will not meet prerequisite requirements unless the course was not available as a graded course due to COVID-19 restrictions.
- Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits that are accepted and listed on an official undergraduate transcript may be used to satisfy lower-division prerequisites, excluding labs.
- Lower division (100-200 level) prerequisite courses may be taken at any accredited college or university, including community or junior colleges. .
- All courses used to meet prerequisites must be completed at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
The following will not meet prerequisite credit requirements:
- Correspondence or CLEP (college-level exam programs-test out)
- Professional school courses
In preparation for medical school, applicants are encouraged to take courses in a variety of disciplines, including:
- Courses that develop critical, reflective, and creative thinking skills; reading comprehension; and written communication skills (examples include history, literature, ethics and philosophy).
- Courses that examine the psychological, economic, systemic and socio-cultural factors that influence health and well-being; and
- Upper-division courses such as Microbiology, Genetics, Statistics, Calculus and Immunology that develop skills and knowledge in preparation for the basic science medical school curriculum.