School of Medicine - Research Education Office

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
UNM Health Sciences Center (North Campus) Reginald Heber Fitz Hall (Building 211)
Room B61

Phone: (505) 272-1887
Fax: 505-272-8738

Office Hours

  • During social distancing mandates related to COVID-19, SOMREO staff are available remotely. The SOMREO office doors will be locked. SOMREO office hours will be held via Zoom. Office hours are held M-F from 10 AM to 3 PM.
  • You can log in to the SOMREO Office Hours via the information below beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. You can use an internet browser or telephone to access this Zoom meeting.  Private zoom meetings can be requested via or via the Zoom Office Hours.
  • More info about accessing Zoom
  • You can continue to reach out to our staff at The SOMREO office phone number will not be answered. But, you can reach us for voice conversations via the Zoom link below.
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    • Passcode: somreo
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SOMREO Weekly Town Hall with Dr. Resta and Staff
Dr. Resta and SOMREO staff will host Town Halls on Tuesdays. The Town Hall can be accessed via the SOMREO Office Hours Zoom information. Dr. Resta will provide updates on UNM and HSC policies that affect our learners and will host a wide variety of guests from various UNM departments. Please bring questions. You are welcome to send questions for the town hall to Dr. Resta in advance if they require research to answer. We will invite guest speakers to these town halls if that is helpful to you. Please send ideas of guests you would like to have on the town halls to Dr. Resta.

SOM REO Walk-In Hours


Walk-in hours are for students, faculty, and staff.

Students: Walk-in hours are great for dropping off paperwork, having us conduct a student record reviews, getting your questions answered, updating us about your plans, bragging about your accomplishments, talking about career plans, etc.


We will have a staff person available M-F from 10 AM to 3 PM except when the office is closed (see below).


SOM REO Office in Fitz B61

The Process:

Check in at the front desk for walk-in hours, take a seat in the waiting area, and someone will be out to call you in once they finish up with other students. We track all walk-in hour visitors even for small questions. So, please get started by signing in.


Outside of these hours, we may not have staff available in the office and the office doors may be locked. So, outside of 10 AM to 3 PM, we welcome you to schedule an appointment if needed by contacting us at

Office closing/walk-in hour cancellations:

Occasionally, the office may need to cancel walk-in hours for events such as University holidays (listed at, 2 hour delay and campus closings due to inclement weather announced via Lobo Alerts, interview visits, program orientations, student research days, staff training, etc. These cancelation dates will always be announced in advanced via the SOMREO digest. Upcoming canceled walk-in hours are:

  1. February 20, 2020 – BSGP Interview Visit
  2. March 6, 2020 – BSGSS Student Research Day
  3. March 24, 2020 - BSGP Lightning Talks
  4. May 15, 2020 – BSGP Convocation
  5. May 25, 2020 – Memorial Day
  6. May 27-28, 2020 – UPN Orientation
  7. July 3, 2020 – Independence Day
  8. July 17, 2020 - UPN Symposium
  9. August 13-14, 2020 - BSGP Orientation
  10. August 31, 2020 - BSGP 2020 Graduation
  11. September 7, 2020 – Labor Day
  12. October 14, 2020 – BSGSS Fall Retreat
  13. October 19-23, 2020 - SACNAS
  14. October 21, 2020 – BSGP Lightning Talks
  15. November 9-13, 2020 - ABRCMS
  16. November 26-27, 2020 – Thanksgiving Break
  17. December 23, 2020 - January 1, 2021 – Winter Break