Transition Course 2014

June 30 - July 3, Las Vegas Campus

The transition from Year 2 to Year 3 is an important step in the process of becoming a physician and marks your transition from the classroom to the clinical environment. Students in the Class of 2016 will attend the Transition Course on the Las Vegas Campus. The course offers students valuable information they will use daily during Year 3, as well as an orientation to the clinical campus in Las Vegas.

The Clinician's Ceremony will be held during the 2014 Transition Course and celebrates medical student achievements and welcomes students to their clinical training.


  • During course activities students are required to spend each day in a combination of lectures, clinics and hospitals interacting with faculty and patients.
  • Students are required to dress business casual at all times during the Transition Course.
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes to accommodate walking, standing, and laboratory environments.

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Students will need their laptops during specific course sessions.


  • Most course activities will take place at the Clinical Simulation Center at 1001 Shadow Lane, SLC-Building B, Las Vegas, NV.
  • This building is accessible by School of Medicine issued swipe or Marlock Cards.
  • All students will receive these during the first day of the course.
  • The Clinical Simulation Center is accessed from Shadow Lane. You can also enter the campus from West Charleston, using the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Dental School entrance, 1700 West Charleston (89102). Signs will be displayed directing students to the Simulation Center.

Course activities scheduled for locations other than the Clinical Simulation Center include:

  • Hospital badging: University Medical Center Badging Office for. University Medical Center map.
  • University Medical Center computer training: Delta Point Building, located across Tonopah Lane from the 2040 building, north of the CVS Pharmacy.

Parking at the Clinical Simulation Center

  • Parking at the Clinical Simulation Center requires a student parking permit which will hang from your car window.
  • The Office of Recruitment and Student Affairs will provide you with a weekly, temporary permit the first day of the program. You must have a parking permit displayed to avoid a parking ticket and fine.

Transportation and Parking

Clerkships begin Monday, July 7, 2014