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Clinical Experience

The Committee on Admissions carefully reviews each type of clinical experience in which every individual applicant to medical school has participated. The Committee believes that every applicant should reflect a vibrant interest in medicine demonstrated by clinical experiences with direct patient contact and knowledge of New Mexico's health care issues. The intent is to provide the applicant with the opportunity to prove to himself or herself and to the Committee on Admissions that medicine is the profession in which the individual whole-heartedly wishes to study and work. This volunteer or possible work experience may be in a hospital or clinic setting, or perhaps in a nursing home or hospice environment.

It is up to each student to take initiative to locate their clinical experiences through interactions with the various volunteer offices of the local hospitals or through interactions with their professors, friends, family members, etc. There is a plethora of summer clinical experience programs around the country; however, application to those programs begins during the winter months, long before summer arrives.

Contact

Physical Address

Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) room 125

Mailing Address

UNM SOM Admissions
MSC 09 5085, 1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Email Address

somadmissions@salud.unm.edu

Phone: 505-272-4766

Fax: 505-272-925-6031

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Mountain Standard Time)

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