Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
UNM School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Health Sciences Library &
Informatics Center (building #234)
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is thrilled that you are considering us for your graduate education. We invite you to begin exploring all of the opportunities available to you at the UNM School of Medicine!
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine was established in 1961 and admitted its first class in 1964. The medical school is located on the north campus of The University of New Mexico which allows students and faculty easy access to the educational, recreational, and cultural offerings of the university.
The School of Medicine has gained national and international recognition for its constantly evolving curricular innovations which are aimed at adapting adult learning theory to medical education.
The UNM School of Medicine has once again ranked second in the nation for its Rural Medicine program in the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" for 2014. The SOM has maintained this national ranking since 1996, underscoring UNM's commitment to programs that serve New Mexico's rural communities.
The magazine also ranks the School of Medicine's Family Medicine curriculum 7th in the nation and Primary Care curriculum 19th - a significant gain over last year's 31st primary care ranking. A total of 126 U.S.-accredited medical schools and 23 schools of osteopathic medicine were surveyed for this year's rankings. The schools were ranked according to selected measures of academic quality, including academic reputation, student selectivity, faculty resources, and the percentage of graduating physicians who go into the primary care specialties of family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.
Five of the School of Medicine departments are ranked in the top 40 National Institutes of Health grant funded departments in the nation including Family & Community Medicine (#15), Neurosciences (#26), Pathology (#33), Neurology (#37) and Internal Medicine (#38).
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is committed to racial and ethnic diversity with special reference to the inclusion of students from groups that are underrepresented in medicine in the state of New Mexico.
Visit the new AAMC Web site and campaign to increase diversity in medicine.
A Perfect Match
The UNM Senior Mentor Program pairs medical students with community members 70 and older to give students insight about what seniors want and need from their health care providers.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) - Recovery Beyond the Crisis
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) helps individuals grow beyond the effects of mental illness and substance abuse. It is a recovery program designed to help individuals to recover from mental illness and substance abuse. Part of the recovery process is to build a quality of life which might be achieved through education, employment, volunteer opportunities, developing social interactions, participation in hobbies or pursuing the arts.
Preparing the State to be "Child Ready"
Robert Sapien, MD, chief of pediatric emergency medicine and Associate Dean for Admissions, is leading a team of researchers to coordinate a sophisticated regionalized care system to improve care for critically sick and injured children across New Mexico.
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