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Dimensions of Diversity

As part of our vision, mission and strategic plan to address health disparities, the school aims to train students who represent the state's population. We are a mission-driven institution where we measure excellence by our ability to advance the health of all New Mexicans by educating and increasing the diversity of health professionals, leaders and scientists.

HSC Diversity Dimensions
Medical StudentsFaculty [PDF]Senior Administrative Staff [PDF]**
  1. Gender: Female
  2. Underrepresented Minority:
    • African American
    • American Indian/Alaska Native
    • Hispanic
    • Vietnamese
  3. Rural***
  4. Economic Disadvantage****
  1. Gender: Female
  2. Underrepresented Minority:
    • African American
    • American Indian/Alaska Native
    • Hispanic
  1. Gender: Female
  2. Underrepresented Minority:
    • African American
    • American Indian/Alaska Native
    • Hispanic
See The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Databook for more details.
*Our school-defined diversity categories include women and underrepresented groups (based on AAMC definition) in medicine for New Mexico (Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, Vietnamese) relative to the diverse cultures and needs of New Mexico's population.

**Senior Administrative Staff include the School of Medicine Department Chairs and Deans listed in the School's Organizational Chart.  All Senior Administrative Staff in the School of Medicine are faculty.

***Rural is defined as and determined by the rural location of the student's high school education or domicile at the time of their application to medical school at UNM. New Mexico addresses located outside of Bernalillo County or the towns of Rio Rancho and Corrales are considered rural. This category is applied to in-state applicants only. 

****Economic Disadvantage is defined as and determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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