Office of Diversity

The Medical College Admissions Test + (MCAT+)

Application Closed

Notification Date: May 16, 2014


The MCAT+ Program was designed to provide test preparatory for pre-medical students to become competitive to enter medical school. This six-week academically rigorous program provides an academic learning environment for pre-medical students. Students are expected to approach the experience with a commitment toward scholarship and exploration.

The MCAT+ Program has two locations this summer: one will be held in Albuquerque, NM at the University of New Mexico UNM Health Sciences Center HSC and the other will be in Silver City, NM at the Western New Mexico University Campus.

MCAT+ begins on June 16th and ends July 25, 2014.

 What does MCAT+ offer?

  • Over 50 hours of test prep instruction covering the four section in the MCAT
  • Online access to resources to support instruction
  • Presentations from UNM Health Science Center departments
  • Mock interviews and application workshops on medical school admission process
  • Medical student panel
  • 5 proctored full length exams, complete with performance analysis
  • Networking with peers who share the same interests
  • Tours of the health care teaching facilities at UNM Health Science Center
  • Cultural competency training
  • Daily stipend

 Student Expectations

  • Participants must commit to the full six-week program including mandatory orientation
  • Participants are required to attend all of the group and individual study sessions
  • Participants must comply with the University of New Mexico Health Science Center policies regarding conduct, academic honesty, and lawful behavior
  • The MCAT+ Program was designed to meet the needs of New Mexico by educating and inspiring pre-medical students to pursue a career in the health field in our state. In order to meet this goal, the Office of Diversity would like remain in contact with our participants beyond our summer program.
  • If participants wish to bring their own vehicles on campus they will have to purchase a parking permit:, (there is limited parking)

 Student Eligibility

  • Must be a New Mexico resident
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • College junior, senior or graduate
  • 8-semester hours of general biology, 8-semester hours of general chemistry, 6-semester hours of physics and 6-semester hours of Organic Chemistry

Questions regarding the application or program details can be directed to or by calling toll free 1-866-494-0064 or 505-272-2728.