UNLV medical school receives provisional accreditation

University of Nevada, Las Vegas was granted provisional accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, bringing it one step closer to full accreditation, a goal it plans to reach by the 2021-22 academic year. 

"This is a proud moment for our university and for our community," said UNLV President Marta Meana, PhD, in a press release. "Advancing to this stage in our accreditation is a testament to the hard work and planning by our faculty, staff, students, and the commitment by numerous community and state leaders to develop a thriving School of Medicine."

LCME, the accrediting body for medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, granted the new medical school preliminary accreditation in 2016, allowing it to begin recruiting students. It is now recruiting its fourth class and is training 180 students and over 300 residents and fellows. 

UNLV's graduate medical education program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. 

 

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