UNLV School of Medicine

At NHBC, it’s our purpose to shape the future of Nevada and to develop our diverse state. We realized that Nevada was in need of advancements in the medical field so we took it upon ourselves to empower that progression, simply because our community deserves it. Thanks to dedicated board members, gracious donors, and members of the community, we’ve been able to achieve just that.

The Project

UNLV Medical School

Providing a stable learning environment for current and future medical students has been a top priority for us. So, we turned our goals for Nevada’s future into a reality by providing UNLV with their very own Medical Education Building to help enhance the medical community within Southern Nevada. Carefully crafted by TSK Architects, the new building will allow the medical program to double in class size; ranging from 120 students to 180 in the future – given the structure’s adaptable design.

With the intention of future growth, the Nevada medical field will include the following:

  • Simulation sites
  • Administration offices
  • Learning Resource Center
  • Clinical skills and Anatomy training
  • Physiology labs

This and more as we prepare students for their roles as future healthcare professionals of Nevada.

The Purpose

To Empower Medical Learning in Nevada

The driving force behind this accomplishment was to provide future healthcare workers with a learning environment that helped them feel inspired and valued within our community. With the building’s adaptable design, classes will be able to expand in size, which leads to more physician training and a more desirable destination. By supplying the Medical Education Building and expanding class sizes, we hope to generate more medical careers based in Las Vegas, while simultaneously helping our community’s economy.

The Process

Direction & Cooperation

Thanks to Governor Steve Sisolak and twenty-five million dollars funded by the state of Nevada, we’ve been able to get our ideas off the ground, engage in necessary conversations, and create building blocks of medical education for years to come. To bring our vision to life, we needed help from great Nevada leaders, such as the Engelstad Foundation, Lincy Foundation, and other devoted donors. And of course, Maureen Schafer, Andrew Artusa, Marianna Boyd Johnson, Nicholas J. Santoro, Lindy Schumacher, Markaye Cashman, and Kris Engelstad McGarry for their commitment to empowering Nevada, one obstacle at a time.


Gov. Sisolak reinstates $25M for medical building

Gov. Sisolak reinstates $25M for medical building

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak reinstated $25 million for the medical building on UNLV's campus.

Crews pour foundation for new UNLV medical facility

Crews pour foundation for new UNLV medical facility

After breaking ground in October, a new UNLV medical education building finally got its concrete base on Saturday, January 2.

Circa, medical school exemplify Las Vegas’ tradition of thinking big

Circa, medical school exemplify Las Vegas’ tradition of thinking big

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new academic building for the UNLV School of Medicine, located on the Shadow Ridge campus not far away from the new Circa resort.

Groundbreaking ceremony held with UNLV on future medical building

Groundbreaking ceremony held with UNLV on future medical building

The Nevada Health and Bioscience Corporation and the UNLV School of Medicine hosted the groundbreaking ceremony.