Communities to Careers

Programs to Inspire Tomorrow's Health Leaders

You have what it takes to become a leader—in your community and in a health care career. UNM can give you the support and resources to achieve your dreams.

Prepare to enter and graduate from a health education track by participating in programs from Communities to Careers—a movement to diversify health professions to better reflect the population of our state.

Experience health care careers. Meet new people. Give back to your community. Contact us to learn about Communities to Careers programs today.

Opportunities for all New Mexicans

UNM strives to reflect the cultural diversity of New Mexico in our programs. We welcome learners from all walks of life, particularly students who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, first-generation college attendees and other underrepresented groups in health care.

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Building Outstanding STEM-H Students (BOSS)

This program engages and inspires underserved youth from all over New Mexico to pursue science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) careers. Call 505-272-2728 or email us to learn more.

Engaging Latino Communities for Education

The ENLACE Statewide Collaborative focuses on student education access and success, including community engagement. The goal is to improve graduation rates, from elementary through high school. ENLACE has a 96% graduation rate through coaching, mentoring and family support. Learn more.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math & Health (STEAM-H)

This summer program for 3rd –12th graders develops children's talents and skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and health. Students enjoy field trips and hands-on activities. Call 505-272-2728 or email us to learn more.

STEM-H Center Academic Challenges

Meet, greet and compete! Middle and high school students team up with UNM research faculty and each other to develop STEM-H skills: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health Care. Then, compete against other New Mexico student teams to show off your skills. Learn more.   

Building Outstanding STEM-H Students (BOSS)

This program engages and inspires underserved youth from all over New Mexico to pursue science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) careers. Call 505-272-2728 or email us to learn more.

Dream Makers

Middle and high school students get a behind-the scenes look at health care careers while building their math, science and leadership skills. Learn more.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math & Health (STEAM-H)

This summer program for 3rd –12th graders develops children's talents and skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, math and health. Students enjoy field trips and hands-on activities. Call 505-272-2728 or email us to learn more.

Building Outstanding STEM-H Students (BOSS)

This program engages and inspires underserved youth from all over New Mexico to pursue science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) careers. Call 505-272-2728 or email us to learn more.

Dream Makers

Middle and high school students get a behind-the scenes look at health care careers while building their math, science and leadership skills. Learn more.

Health Careers Academy (HCA)

HCA sharpens math, science and clinical skills in high school juniors and seniors with health care leadership potential. The four- to six-week program is intense—and rewarding. Learn more.

PATH Emerging Leaders

This program is designed to elevate skills and opportunities for future health leaders in who are dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of people of color in New Mexico and around the globe. You'll stay on campus at UNM for this two-week summer program, which is open to underrepresented learners who are incoming high school seniors or college freshmen. Learn more.

Ambassadors Program

This year-long program is designed to support undergrad and professional-level students to enroll in and graduate from the next level of their health care education. This program is open to students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn more.

Clinical Education

ClinEd is a six-week program that gives you rural clinical experience as you prepare to apply for medical school at UNM. Learn more.

PATH Emerging Leaders

This program is designed to elevate skills and opportunities for future health leaders in who are dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of people of color in New Mexico and around the globe. You'll stay on campus at UNM for this two-week summer program, which is open to underrepresented learners who are incoming high school seniors or college freshmen. Learn more.

Test Prep Programs

Get your best score in the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (CAT) or General Record Exam (GRE). UNM Health Sciences faculty will guide you through mock interviews and personal essay feedback. Start here.

Undergraduate Health Sciences Enrichment Program

UHSEP is a six-week program for incoming college freshmen. You'll stay on campus at UNM, learning in an intense environment. Through UHSEP, you can gain hands-on clinical experience, job shadow with health professionals and earn UNM college credits in math, science and language arts. Start here.

Clinical Education

ClinEd is a six-week program that gives you rural clinical experience as you prepare to apply for medical school at UNM. Learn more.

Test Prep Programs

Get your best score in the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), Dental Admissions Test (CAT) or General Record Exam (GRE). UNM Health Sciences faculty will guide you through mock interviews and personal essay feedback. Start here.

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Resources for UNM Medical Students

Check out the resources UNM offers to support youth in New Mexico to reach their goals of entering a career in health care. Contact us today.