Our Office also provides direct student support through peer tutorial services, laptop computer loan services, access to resource libraries, resource rooms, and travel assistance. See below in the provided links.
There are two resource rooms available for student use. The study/meeting room is located in the Basic Medical Sciences Building (BMSB) in room B-53. This room is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to students who have access to BMSB. Students must obtain the access code from the Office of Student Services, BMSB room 107. The student organization room is located in BMSB room B-83. This room is available to all medical school students. The room is equipped with computer workstations, printers, microwave oven, and telephone.
The Peer Tutorial program is primarily for first-year students who may desire additional assistance with specific subject areas. Medical students with expertise in an academic area typically serve as tutors and are usually 3rd and 4th year medical students. Medical School department students who wish to obtain a tutor may contact the Office of Diversity.
A limited number of laptop computers are available for student check-out. They may be checked out for a period of one week. Students are not allowed to load programs onto the laptops. Students should save documents to a flash drive through web based file storage rather than onto the hard drive. UNM HSC students who would like to check out a laptop computer may contact the Office of Diversity.
The resource library is located in room B-80 of the Basic Medical Sciences Building. Materials are loaned for a two-week period. A variety of resources are available, including basic science pre-test books, USMLE and MCAT study books, medical Spanish dictionaries, and pre-medical planning guides.
Funds are made available on a reimbursement basis, according to University business and accounting procedures. Reimbursable expenses generally include airline tickets, ground travel expenses, hotel, and conference registration fees. The Office of Diversity is required to report travel reimbursements to the Student Financial Aid Office. Unfortunately, these monies are currently considered income and therefore may affect student's eligibility for other financial aid. Students who wish to seek funds should contact the Office of Diversity. Students must request funds in advance, in writing. Some School of Medicine students have been able to serve as officers for national organizations as a result of this financial assistance.
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