The Ambassadors Program

(Undergraduate Level)

The Ambassadors Program is an academic year long program providing undergraduate and professional level students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in health careers, a year to year program to ensure they matriculate and graduate to their next level of education.

Each cohort of students receives a curriculum focused on integrated interprofessional learning activities that include health research projects, mentoring, student support services, cultural humility trainings, individual professional development plans, and coping/wellness strategies, among other activities.

What does the Ambassadors Program Offer?

  • Educational activities designed to meet academic and social strengths and needs specific to each Ambassador cohort.
  • Test preparation, resume/CV writing, financial aid literacy, individualized development of lifelong learning, and coping/wellness strategies.
  • Support academic enrichment in cultural humility, identity formation/promotion/expression.
  • Provide training and research projects in clinical areas of opioid abuse, mental and behavioral health, or childhood obesity.
  • Community Engagement and service learning.

Time Commitment

Commitment to the program is based on a year to year basis until graduation. Students are to meet 1-2 times a month depending on the schedule provided at the beginning of the program. Additional optional sessions may be scheduled depending on partner sessions offered to students.

Time Commitment Criteria

Students are required to complete the following criteria in order to successfully complete the Ambassadors program;

  • Participate in the program orientation.
  • Participate in at least 10 mandatory sessions during the Fall and Spring semester. (Year to year)
  • Complete a research project to be presented at the Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholars Day.
  • Participate in mentoring component.
  • NM resident/ U.S citizen or non-citizen nationals, or foreign who possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S.
  • Considered a sophomore (27-59 credits) or junior (60-93 credits) beginning in Fall 2020.
  • Must express interest in a health profession (not including nursing).
  • Student comes from an economically and/or educationally disadvantaged background.

What are the application requirements?

  • Completed online application
  • Unofficial copy of your transcript
  • Personal statement questions
  • One Letter of recommendation


Download the information flyer and application for each program location below:

Las Vegas, NM

Ambassadors Program in partnership with ARMAS Center in NM Highlands University

Information FlyerApplication Packet

Santa Fe, NM

Health Sciences Ambassadors Program at SFCC

SFCC Information Flyer

Ready To Apply for Spring 2021?

Health Sciences Ambassadors Program at SFCC is now open!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

UNM Health Sciences and Services Building, First Floor
MSC09 5235
2500 Marble Ave. NE
1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131