Office of Admissions and Student Affairs

UNR Med Student Handbook: Administrative Offices and Contact Information

The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (ASA) is a statewide office under the direction of the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, with locations in Reno and Las Vegas. The responsibilities of this office include all applicant and student-related activities from recruitment to graduation.

  • Coordinates processing of applications for admission to the first year medical school class and applications for transfer; compiles and maintains data regarding applications and acceptances; and advises students interested in applying to UNR Med.
  • Provides education outreach programs beginning in elementary school and continuing through college statewide.
  • Assists medical students in professional and personal development by organizing and/or administering all student services, academic advising activities and career planning.
  • Maintains student files documenting progress, including contain grades and evaluations.

Contact Information

Cherie A. Singer, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs Associate Professor of Pharmacology
P: (775) 784-8360
F: (775) 784-6194
csinger@med.unr.edu

Admissions and Student Affairs Committees

Admissions Executive Committee

The (AEC) is responsible for screening all medical school applicants put forth by the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, and for selecting all entering medical students at UNR Med. The AEC is also responsible for and has authority for all policies, requirements and procedures for criteria related to application, selection criteria and admission to the medical school. All admission policies and procedures must be non-discriminatory and conform to state and federal regulations.

Student Promotion and Conduct Committee (SPCC)

This committee is responsible for overseeing the personal and professional development of the medical students at UNR Med. The committee shall evaluate student progress and performance make decisions concerning student probation, suspension, dismissal, reinstatement, and related academic matters. In making such decisions the committee shall consider both academic and nonacademic criteria, including the subjective assessment of the faculty concerning the student's ultimate ability to become a competent physician. The Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs shall be responsible for presenting to the committee relevant information concerning all medical students whose performance requires review. The proceedings from this committee are to be confidential to the extent allowed by law. Faculty serving on the SPCC committee must recuse themselves from discussion and voting on a student issue if any of the following circumstances occur between the faculty and the student in question:

  • Relative
  • Family friend, personal friendship or other similar relationship
  • Academic or Career Mentor/advisor (including undergraduate advising)
  • Research or scholarship mentor
  • Faculty member initiated the complaint
  • Employment or other Business relationships