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Alumni & Giving Overview

UNM Medicine Magazine


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Why Give to the UNM School of Medicine?

Your financial support opens windows of opportunity for the UNM School of Medicine by helping us maintain and enhance quality teaching, research and public service. The University receives only partial support from the state, which amounts to about 21% of the operating budget. Your private support is absolutely critical to our mission of providing the best possible educational experience for our students.

We never forget our top priority - our students and the students who have gone here before them. This University and the School of Medicine pursue excellence through research partnerships and hands-on opportunities in business, community service, education, library and medical research sciences.

The School of Medicine must enhance its efforts through the following scholastic ventures:

  • Scholarships and fellowships - to attract the types of students for whom the most selective universities around the nation are aggressively competing.
  • Chairs and professorships - to shape the curriculum and supply its expert faculty with knowledge as current as today's discoveries.
  • Program support - to preserve proven excellence and charter future academic innovations.
  • Buildings and structures - to ensure there are state-of-the-art environments optimal for learning and research.

The pursuit of academic distinction supported by these goals will require all of UNM's abundant energy, resourcefulness, leadership and spirit. It will also require a significant amount of new resources. The University's continued progress must come from those who deeply care about the School of Medicine, academic excellence and leadership roles in the nation. Their investment will leave a legacy affecting many generations to come.

Our Commitment to New Mexico

The UNM School of Medicine is committed to improving health and health care in New Mexico by providing the best medical education, research and clinical care. This is made possible by the generosity of alumni and friends who believe in the school's mission and have invested in its future. As state appropriations decrease, private support is becoming even more critical in achieving the school's mission of providing cutting-edge research, innovative education and superior patient care to the people of this state.

The school has begun a scholarship drive to keep New Mexico's most talented students here in their home state for their medical education and training. Learn how you can contribute to this effort.

In order to encourage more physicians to practice in rural areas, the school has launched a combined BA/MD degree program. A collaboration with the UNM College of Arts and Sciences, the program reaches out to talented high school seniors committed to practicing medicine in New Mexico and will reserve for them a space in the medical school.

Where are our Alumni?

Take a look at where they are now.

Please contact Amanda Bassett, Chief Advancement and External Relations Officer,, or call 505-272-5700 to find out how you can be part of the future of the UNM School of Medicine.