Feb 27, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 

Dual Degree: Master of Business Administration & Doctor of Medicine

Plan Description

This is a dual degree offered by the Lee Business School in conjunction with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

The Lee Business School MBA Programs at UNLV is designed for those who seek global career and leadership opportunities.

The world is changing quickly and today’s business leaders are faced with new challenges in a complex business environment supported by new communication technologies and organizational structures.

Success in the new global marketplace requires teams of executives working across functions and across borders.

The MBA programs at UNLV prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment by providing them with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative leaders.

The program focuses on ethics and critical thinking, business communications, the role of the firm and its goals and markets, firms’ strategic planning and positioning, supply chain management, international business culture, information technology, leadership, and teamwork.

Our faculty and administration are committed to fulfilling the recently revised college mission: to advance the knowledge and practice of the disciplines that constitute business and administration and to foster the intellectual and economic vitality of Nevada and the Intermountain Region through teaching, research, and outreach.

Our faculty are committed to continuous quality improvement of the curriculum. To achieve the best outcome, the faculty embrace no single teaching method, but rather employ a combination of methods best suited to the particular objectives of the course.

Lectures, group discussions, seminars, case studies, computer simulations, and individual and group research projects are frequently used within courses and across the curriculum.

The mission of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is to prepare a diverse student body for the delivery of patient-centered care and meaningful careers in clinical practice, research, and community service.

The program integrates foundational science and primary care clinical experiences with community-based service learning that addresses population health and social disparities, incorporates independent research projects that contribute to the growth of scientific knowledge and community health resources, and develops strong commitments to public service and lifelong learning.

The curriculum is community-based, and includes instruction in biomedical ethics, ethical decision-making, patient safety, population health, as well as training in professionalism, cultural competence, bias recognition and reduction, interprofessional collaborative skills, and non-traditional medical topics, such as hospitality and the legal and business facets of medicine.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program emphasizes the core competencies of medical practice: knowledge, patient care, communication, reflection and self-improvement, professionalism, and understanding of broader healthcare system.

The curriculum is organized around the relationships between students, faculty, and the community, and provides the cognitive and technical skills necessary to succeed in any clinical environment.

Students will directly apply their learning in the service of others, and provide compassionate, high quality care in collaboration with many other health professionals.

For more information about your program, including your graduate program handbook and learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Directory.

Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

The admission requirements for the dual degree are the same as those stated under the original programs linked below:

Master of Business Administration  

Doctor of Medicine  

See the Application Process section under the MBA and MD programs linked above.

Applications will be reviewed by representatives of both Schools, in an independent process within each college. Applicants must be admitted to both schools to qualify for the dual degree program for that term.

If denied by one program, the applicant will have the option of proceeding with a single degree program with departmental approval.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 205

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for the Business Administration M.B.A.: 30

Electives – Credits: 9

Complete 9 credits of electives from any 700-level course offered by the Lee Business School.

Capstone Course – Credits: 3

Total Credits Required for the Doctor of Medicine.: 175

Foundations Phase - Total Credits: 85

Emergency Response & Population Health - Credits: 6

Introduction to Medical Science - Credits: 6

Hematology & Cancer - Credits: 4

Musculoskeletal & Skin - Credits: 5

Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, & Reproduction - Credits: 8

Cardiology, Pulmonary, Renal - Credits: 12

Mind, Brain, and Behavior - Credits: 10

Multi-systems Disease - Credits: 6

Research & Scholarship Core - Credits: 16

Complete 12 credits of advisor-approved research courses during the Summer term, and 4 credits of advisor-approved research courses during the Spring term.

Clerkship Phase - Total Credits: 50

Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. Students must complete the required credits of each specialty by enrolling in the following courses. Specialty requirements are: Family Medicine - Credits: 8 Internal Medicine - Credits: 8 OB/Gyn - Credits: 8 Pediatrics - Credits: 8 Psychiatry - Credits: 8 Surgery - Credits: 8

Career Exploration & Scholarship Phase - Total Credits: 40

Subinternship or Critical Care - Credits: 4

Complete 4 credits from the following list of courses.

  • INTM 1100 Cardiology Critical Care Unit (CCU)
  • INTM 3000 Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • PEDS 3000 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • PEDS 3100 Neonatology/Perinatal Medicine (NICU)
  • EMRG 1000 Emergency Medicine
  • FMED 1000 Family and Community Medicine
  • INTM 1000 General Internal Medicine
  • OBGY 1000 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • OBGY 1300 Reproductive Endocrinology
  • OBGY 3100 Gynecologic Oncology I
  • OBGY 3200 Gynecologic Oncology II
  • PEDS 1000 General Pediatrics
  • PEDS 1700 Pediatric Pulmonology
  • SURG 3000 Critical Care Surgery
  • SURG 4000 General Surgery
Nevada Community Medicine - Credits: 4

MED 1000 Nevada Community Medicine
Clinical Electives - Credits: 24-28

Complete 24-28 credits of advisor-approved courses.

  • ANST 1000 Anesthesiology
  • ANST 5000 Anesthesiology - Away
  • DERM 1000 Dermatology
  • DERM 5000 Dermatology - Away
  • EMRG 1000 Emergency Medicine
  • EMRG 1300 Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • EMRG 5000 Emergency Medicine - Away
  • FMED 1000 Family and Community Medicine
  • FMED 5000 Family Medicine - Away
  • INTM 1500 Infectious Disease
  • INTM 2200 Podiatry
  • INTM 1000 General Internal Medicine
  • INTM 1200 Endocrinology
  • INTM 1400 Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • INTM 1600 Rheumatology
  • INTM 1700 Pulmonary
  • INTM 1800 Nephrology
  • INTM 1900 Geriatrics
  • INTM 2000 Palliative Care
  • INTM 2100 Pain Medicine
  • INTM 5000 Internal Medicine - Away
  • MED 1000 Nevada Community Medicine
  • NEUR 1000 Neurology Consult
  • NEUR 5000 Neurology - Away
  • OBGY 1000 General Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • OBGY 1000 Labor & Delivery
  • OBGY 1200 Women’s Health
  • OBGY 1300 Reproductive Endocrinology
  • OBGY 2000 Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • OBGY 2200 Benign Gynecology
  • OBGY 3100 Gynecologic Oncology I
  • OBGY 3200 Gynecologic Oncology II
  • OBGY 4000 Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM)
  • OBGY 5000 Obstetrics & Gynecology - Away
  • OPTH 1000 Ophthalmology
  • OPTH 5000 Ophthalmology - Away
  • ORSU 1000 Orthopedic Surgery
  • ORSU 5000 Orthopedic Surgery - Away
  • OTOH 1000 Otorhinolaryngology
  • OTOH 5000 Otorhinolaryngology - Away
  • PATH 1000 Pathology/Laboratory Medicine
  • PATH 1500 Diagnostic Pathology
  • PATH 5000 Pathology - Away
  • PBSU 1000 Psychiatry
  • PBSU 5000 Psychiatry - Away
  • PEDS 1000 General Pediatrics
  • PEDS 1200 Pediatric Endocrinology
  • PEDS 1400 Pediatrics Gastroenterology
  • PEDS 1500 Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • PEDS 1600 Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrics
  • PEDS 1700 Pediatric Pulmonology
  • PEDS 2000 Adolescent Medicine
  • PEDS 3000 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • PEDS 3100 Neonatology/Perinatal Medicine (NICU)
  • PEDS 4000 Pediatric Cardiology
  • PEDS 5000 Pediatrics - Away
  • PESU 1000 Pediatric Surgery
  • PESU 5000 Pediatric Surgery - Away
  • PLSU 1000 Plastic Surgery
  • PLSU 5000 Plastic Surgery - Away
  • RAGY 1000 Radiology
  • RAGY 5000 Radiology - Away
  • REHB 1000 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
  • REHB 5000 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Away
  • SURG 4000 General Surgery
  • SURG 5000 Surgery - Away
  • ULTA 1000 Ultrasound
Optional Non-Clinical Elective - Credits: 4

Complete 4 credits from the following list of courses. EMRG 1500 Wilderness Medicine OBGY 1900 Patient Safety OBGY 1500 Family Planning ULTA 2000 Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) ANAT 1000 Clinical Anatomical Dissection
Transition to Residency - Credits: 4

MED 7000 Capstone

Degree Requirements

The MBA degree requires a minimum of 30 credits of approved course work. All requirements listed above must be completed successfully as defined by the Lee Business School, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, and the Graduate College. All required courses are sequenced so students may acquire the tools and skill they need for success in the program.

Graduation Requirements

  1. The student must successfully complete the MBA capstone course.
  2. Students cannot graduate from one portion of the dual degree until the requirements for both are met.
  3. Students must apply to graduate from both programs for the same semester.
  4. The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV’s Student Progress Committee is responsible for making final decisions regarding the progress, promotion, and qualification for graduation of medical students.
  5. A documented concern about a student’s performance, professional conduct, or personal behavior may result in a Committee determination of unsatisfactory progress when the record is reviewed by the Student Progress Committee.
  6. The Student Progress Committee will consider the completion of required courses and clerkships as well as documented professional conduct and personal behavior in making the final determination of whether the student has met the standards for promotion and for graduation.
  7. The awarding of the Doctor in Medicine degree is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all curricular and academic requirements, and the satisfactory practice of acceptable professional conduct and personal behavior.
  8. In addition to the required course and clerkships listed under the Plan Requirements:
    • Successfully complete a scholarly research project;
    • Pass all components of the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations;
    • and Achieving a passing score on the United States Medical Licensing Examinations: USMLE Step 1, Step 2 – Clinical Knowledge, and Step 2 – Clinical Skills.
  9. Students must complete all requirements for the MD degree within a period of time not to exceed six years from the date of initial matriculation. (For concurrent degree programs, e.g. MD/MPH or MD/PhD, the completion time will differ).
  10. Students will receive a copy of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Student Handbook during orientation, which outlines policies and procedures pertaining to academic progress. 
  11. For more information about the Doctor of Medicine program please visit the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV website.