Application Requirements

Selection Criteria

Thank you for your interest in UNR Med. Our admissions committee engages in a holistic review of each application to identify students who reflect and fit with our vision, mission and core values and whose application demonstrates: 

Application Information

Eligibility to Apply

Before submitting an AMCAS application, candidates for admission must meet all residency, MCAT and GPA requirements listed under Admission Category A or Category B. 

Application Requirements

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).

Course/Credit Prerequisites

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

Suggested Coursework

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.

Test Requirements

Letters of Evaluation

Please note the following regarding letters of evaluation:

  • UNR Med requires, and will review, three letters of evaluation. If more than three letters are submitted, the admissions committe reviewers may not read additional letters. 
  • It is recommended that your letters of evaluation be written within six (6) months and no more than two (2) years prior to the application submission date.
  • We encourage you to provide letter writers with a link to or copy of the AAMC Guidelines for Writing a Letter of Evaluation.
  • Please remind letter writers to use official letterhead and to sign the letter of evaluation.

Application Information

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