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University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1969
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 68
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University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine (UNSOM)
Allopathic Medical School
Reno
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 60 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $25,110
  • Non - Resident Tuition $55,464
  • Application Fee $45
  • AVG MCAT 507
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 65.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
  • Pennington Medical Education Building/357
  • Reno 89557
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The School of Medicine offers a fully-accredited allopathic program leading to an M.D. Beginning in the late 1960s, the school has graduated nearly 1,500 physicians who practice medicine throughout Nevada and the United States. Nevada`s innovative curriculum and statewide campuses give students extensive hands-on patient care, cutting-edge science education and the skills to be future physicians.

Curriculum

The University of Nevada School of Medicine prepares you for residencies in all medical specialties, as well as careers as a research scientist. Nevada students also experience hands-on patient care beginning in the first semester of medical school.

Facilities

The School of Medicine is a statewide program, offering clinical services and education in Reno, Las Vegas, Elko, and other rural communities. Students spend the first two years on the school`s main campus in Reno. Beginning in Year III, students can choose to complete their clinical training on the Las Vegas Clinical Campus, or combine training in Reno and Las Vegas. Students graduate from Nevada having learned medicine in all the possible practice locations. This helps students make good decisions about residency programs and specialty choices.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 45
Negatively 6
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.55 58

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 46

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make interview all on one day to make it easier for applicants who live far away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make the website more clear in what you want the students to submit. There is some ambiguous wording on the admissions page" More from this Member | Report Response

"I would have liked to have known ahead of time that there would not be a formal lunch provided." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were great and really willing to help with anything you need." More from this Member | Report Response

"They seem very busy, but were good at getting back to me, especially Mrs. Marshall." More from this Member | Report Response

"I think the admissions staff was very friendly. Especially Linda Marshall. I had paperwork lost an" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why University of Nevada?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Are you smart enough to do this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your support/motivation in your personal life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me how you came into medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your 3 greatest strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most distasteful situation you could imagine encountering as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So why do you want to go to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your opinions on abortion" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's closed file so: Basic stuff like describe your volunteer experience, work experience, research, etc..." More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions I was asked, I thought, were pretty generic- no curve balls. Give me your 3 greatest strengths and weaknesses. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Your strengths/weaknesses? Have you ever come to a crossroad in your life and what you decided to do? Have you ever been misjudged and how did you handle it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your thoughts on euthanasia?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What exposure to medicine have you had? What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say about you if he/she were here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on a desert island alone, what three drugs would you want with you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the social and ethical considerations of Euthenasia." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself.What are you doing now? Best and worst personality traits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could never study medicine, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Your mom and your best friend. What would they say about you if they were here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever had a traumatic experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The one about abortion." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a situation where you helped a friend and what did you learn about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you cried " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think when you see a homeless person on the street?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were asked to give a lecture about drug abuse to a group of kids, what would you say and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Quite a few questions, but somewhat standard. The questions lead to more conversation. All the typical questions, like "Why do you want to be a doctor?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Faculty - Tell me about yourself; Tell me about your research; Why UNR; General ethical issues...etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are you voting for...and three reasons why you're voting for them." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't make it into medical school what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences have you had that made you realize medicine was the career for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you think of any reason why you might change your mind about being a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you give a address drug addiction to a group of high school students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discuss the pros and cons of a current ethical dilemna in medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"The usual: why medicine, why this school, blah, blah." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"major blunder in life" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the social and ethical impacts of abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If medicine (being a doctor) wasn't an option, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some issues facing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your best friend say are your best qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do with your free time? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"MMI" More from this Member | Report Response

"A pregnant teenage girl comes into you and is scared and doesn't know what to do with the baby. What advice do you give her?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you regret and why? How would you do it differently?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you don't get in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question regarding religion." More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been your favorite non-science class? Science class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be (living, fictional, dead)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your sister was dating a HIV patient of yours, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you respond to a patient who googled his medical condition and was insistent about his diagnosis but it is shown that he has a complete different condition?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked ''what do you think doctors talk about?'' I responded with some ethical topics and he then asked me to pick one and describe it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Name three best and worst qualities, and explain how you could make one of your worst qualities a positive one." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to choose on celebrity to have lunch with, who would it be? " More from this Member | Report Response

"1. What is your biggest fear about a career in healthcare? 2. If you had to speak to high school students about drug use, what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are the manholes round?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your best/worst medical experience, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be able to morally separate yourself from a procedure if you didn't personally agree with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I was asked a number of pharmaceutical questions because the medical student who conducted the interview was also a PharmD) -If you were stranded on a desert island alone, what three drugs would you like to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When was the last time you cried?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you support legislation in that implemented universal healthcare in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How much is too much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you caught a classmate cheating?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The sewage system was created sometime in the 50's. Why were the manholes circular in shape?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know the connection between Nevada and North Dakota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a joke." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you think is the greatest athlete still alive today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to hurt a loved one how would you deal with it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are all physicians scientists? Should they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You are a practicing physician and a patient has expressed that she's pregnant and wants to have an abortion. How do you handle this situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were sued twice as often as your business partner, what would you think and what would you to to change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will be your biggest challenge in attending medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go back in time and talk to anyone, who would it be and what would you ask them." More from this Member | Report Response

"How will your faith impact the practice of medicine for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to be dropped in a refugee camp with 10,000 people, assuming that you had complete medical training, what would be the first thing you would do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I wouldn't say that the questions were difficult or particularly "interesting" however I really got the feeling that the questions were used to begin conversations that became interesting. The thread of which, depends on the interviewee. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine that you are a fully trained MD, and we fly you off to some refugee camp (10k people) out in the middle of nowhere. What would you do when you landed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Please discuss a current ethical issue debated in medicine (and society) and present both the pros and cons of the issue." More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me an example of an ethical issue that you are concerned about and discuss it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who was the most influential American in the 20th Century?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you say to a pregnant 15 year old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Actually nothing really stuck out when thinking about the interview afterwards... they just wanted to get to know me and my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there were two doctors with the same competency level and you noticed a pattern that one of the physicians was being sued twice as many times as the other one, what would you infer or assume?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me something that you have done that you are not proud of." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to ask me about medical school? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If a 14 year old girl presented in the ER pregnant,bleeding and wanting an abortion, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name a time when you found an interesting way to resolve a problem." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the worst thing you've ever done?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Dinner with three, who would it be and what would you ask them" More from this Member | Report Response

"What question haven't I asked you that you would like the committee to know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Go back 20 years, how would medical school admissions differ from today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is empathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If President Bush called you up today and made you czar of health care in the United States, what would you do to fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pick an ethical topic and discuss it." More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Small school with personalized education. Very high faculty to student ratio in the 3rd and 4th years. Early hands on experience. Outstanding surgical experience for medical students" | Report Response

"The anatomy lab with Dr. Sievert" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Lacks research" | Report Response

"They stay in one classroom all day" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"If you train here, you will be heads and shoulders above your peers at other institutions" | Report Response

"Beautiful campus, offer the combined MD/MPH, small class size, and great admissions process" | Report Response

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