Middle School


Dream Makers Health Careers Program (DMHCP) is a joint effort between the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) Office for Diversity and several school districts throughout New Mexico. Dream Makers provides middle and high school students with unique opportunities to gain exposure to the many possibilities in the health professions while enhancing their science and math skills. Dream Makers is particularly interested in recruiting students who will be first generation college attendees, come from economic or educationally disadvantaged areas, and are underrepresented in medicine.

While all UNM HSC Office for Diversity pipeline programs seek to broaden students’ knowledge and preparation for health careers, Dream Makers specifically works to:  

  • Expose students to a variety of health careers through hands on activities (problem based learning)
  • Enhance students math and science skills
  • Increase understanding of importance of higher education
  • Increase understanding of the importance of cultural impacts on health


  • Dissection of various specimens
  • Blood pressure and temperature instruction
  • Health professionals panel
  • Instructional interaction with UNM medical students
  • Activities planned by individual school club advisors
  • Year-end awards banquet