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About the Combined BA/MD Degree Program

Contact Information

Physical Address

Health Sciences and Services Building, Suite 102
2500 Marble Avenue

Mailing Address
MSC09 5231
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Contact Numbers
Fax: 505-272-6857

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We're looking for New Mexico high school seniors interested in an educational path that will lead to a doctor of medicine (MD) degree from the UNM School of Medicine.

Robert Sapien, MD

Robert Sapién, MD
Associate Dean

The degree is designed to help address the state’s physician shortage by assembling a class of diverse students who are committed to serving New Mexico communities. This partnership program, between the UNM College of Arts & Sciences and the UNM School of Medicine, is open to New Mexico high school seniors planning to begin college in the fall semester after their high school graduation.

This program is open to high school students graduating from a New Mexico high school as well as members of an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo located wholly or partially in NM, and graduating from a local school. 

Students will first earn a baccalaureate degree through the College of Arts & Sciences in a challenging four-year curriculum specifically designed to prepare them for medical school and, ultimately, to practice medicine in New Mexico.

Upon successfully completing the undergraduate academic and eligibility requirements of the program, students will then transition to the School of Medicine to complete their doctor of medicine degree.

Application Timeline

Application Available:
August 1

Application Deadline:
First Thursday of November  at 5:00 PM (MST) 

November -February 

Final Decision Notification:
April 1

Applicant Commitment:
May 1