Undergraduate Pipeline Programs

The Medical College Admission Test + (MCAT+) Program is designed to prepare students to take the MCAT by providing test preparatory for its participants so they can become competitive applicants to medical school. This program will challenge student achievement by balancing a rigorous curriculum with academic, social, and developmental support. MCAT+ students are expected to approach the experience with a commitment to scholarship and exploration. The MCAT+ Program will be held in Albuquerque, NM at the UNM Health Sciences Center campus.

Program Dates: June 5 - July 14, 2017

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Monday, April 24, 2017

What does MCAT+ Offer

  • Over 50 hours of test prep instruction
  • Online access to resources and support instruction
  • Presentations from UNM Health Science Center departments
  • Mock interviews
  • 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
  • Cultural humility trainings
  • Mental and Behavioral Health First Aid Certification
  • $1500 stipend upon completion of the program

Student Expectations

The program will begin on Monday, June 5, 2017 and end on Friday, July 14, 2017. Participants are expected to attend the program orientation on Friday, June 2, 2017. Participation is expected throughout the duration of the program. Participants will be required to be on campus from 8:00 am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, throughout the duration of the program. Schedule is subject to change. MCAT+ students are also expected to approach the experience with a commitment to scholarship and exploration.

Student Eligibility

  • New Mexico resident with a valid SSN or ITIN (for stipend purposes only) 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Currently enrolled as a college junior, senior or a college graduate
  • 8-semester hours of general biology
  • 8-semester hours of general chemistry
  • 6-semester hours of physics
  • 6-semester hours of Organic Chemistry

The Pharmacy College Admission Test Plus (PCAT+) Program is designed for New Mexico residents preparing to take the PCAT and apply to the College of Pharmacy. This program provides test preparatory for students to become competitive applicants to pharmacy schools. This program will challenge student achievement by balancing a rigorous curriculum with academic, social, and developmental support. The PCAT+ Program will be located in Albuquerque, NM on the UNM Health Sciences Center campus. 

Program Dates: May 23 - July 14, 2017

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Monday, April 17, 2017 

What does PCAT+ offer?

  • Over 50 hours of test prep instruction
  • Online access to resources and support instruction
  • Presentations from UNM Health Science Center departments
  • Mock interviews
  • Pharmacy student panel
  • One full-length, mid-term, and final practice exams, complete with performance analysis
  • Networking with peers who share the same interests
  • Cultural humility trainings
  • Mental and Behavioral Health First Aid Certification
  • $1500 stipend upon completion of the program

Student Expectations

 The program will begin on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Participants will be required to be on campus for the Kaplan course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (times may vary for full length practice exam), beginning on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and ending on July 14, 2017. Participants are expected to attend the program orientation on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and the Summer Program Graduation Ceremony on Friday, July 14, 2017. Participation is expected throughout the duration of the program. PCAT+ students are also expected to approach the experience with a commitment to scholarship and exploration.

Student Eligibility

  • New Mexico resident with a valid SSN or ITIN (for stipend purposes only) 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Currently enrolled as a college junior, senior or a college graduate
  • 8-semester hours of general biology
  • 8-semester hours of general chemistry
  • 6-semester hours of physics 
  • 6-semester hours of Organic Chemistry

 The DAT+ Program is a six-week test preparatory for pre-dental students to become competitive applicant to enter dental school. The program will challenge student achievement balancing a rigorous curriculum with academic, social, and developmental support. The DAT+ Program is held at the University of New Mexico. 

Program Dates: May 30 - July 18, 2017

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Monday, April 17, 2017  

What does DAT+ offer?

  • Over 40 hours of test prep instruction
  • Online access to resources and support instruction
  • Proctored full length exams, complete with performance analysis
  • Comprehensive preparation in an interactive group setting
  • Exclusive DAT strategies and methods
  • One full-length, mid-term and final practice exam
  • Network with peers who share the same interests
  • Cultural humility trainings
  • Mental First Aid Certification
  • $1500 stipend upon completion of the program

Student Expectations

The program will begin on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Participants will be required to be on campus for the Kaplan course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (times may vary for full length practice exam), beginning on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 and ending on July 18, 2017. Participants are expected to participate in the program Orientation on Thursday, May 18, 2017 and the Summer Program Graduation Ceremony on Friday, July 14, 2017. Participation is expected throughout the duration of the program. DAT+ students are also expected to approach the experience with a commitment to scholarship and exploration.

Student Eligibility

  • New Mexico resident with a valid SSN or ITIN (for stipend purposes only) 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Currently enrolled as college junior, senior or graduate
  • 8-semester hours of general biology
  • 8-semester hours of general chemistry
  • 6-semester hours of physics
  • 6-semester hours of Organic Chemistry

The New Mexico Clinical Education Program (ClinEd) is a six-week summer program for pre-professional college undergraduate and graduate students who wish to apply to the UNM School of Medicine and are seeking to gain rural clinical experience. The program provides experiences in rural clinical settings by placing students in primary care facilities and community health centers throughout New Mexico. Students shadow clinicians and participate in all aspects that the clinic and the community offers. 

Program Dates: June 5 - July 14, 2017

Application Deadline: 5:00pm, Monday, April 24, 2017

What does ClinEd offer?


  • Up to 250 hours of clincal experience
  • Patient interaction with supervision of a clinician
  • Gained knowledge of community health issues
  • Extensive research/community project
  • Practical health care experience in underserved areas in N.M
  • Mentoring from a healthcare professional 
  • Cultural humility training
  • $3000 stipend upon completion of the program 

The clinical portion of the program will be spent at the assigned clinic site, rotating through various departments while observing and assisting health care personnel in a broad range of duties

  • Community outreach and patient education
  • Intake procedures, physical exams, diagnoses, and treatments
  • Emergency medical services and treatments
  • Laboratory, pharmacy, and x-ray
  • Administration, business management, and medical records

Student Expectations

The applicants selected for the ClinEd Program will be required to attend an orientation at UNM Health Sciences Center the week of May 29, 2017. Students are expected to report to their assigned clinical site beginning on Monday, June 5, 2017 and ending on Friday, July 7, 2017. All students are required to participate in the Summer Program Graduation Day on Friday, July 14, 2017. DAT+ students are also expected to approach the experience with a commitment to scholarship and exploration.

Student Eligibility


  • New Mexico resident with valid SSN or ITIN (for stipend purposes)
  • Pre-med student currently in college as a junior, senior or graduate
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA or higher
  • MCAT Score preferred, or proof of MCAT exam registration required