University of New Mexico School of Medicine Reviews

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The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that welcomed its inaugural class in 1964. The University of New Mexico gives students the opportunity to receive their medical education in an environment with a low student-to-faculty ratio, early clinical exposure, and multiple learning styles intertwined in their curriculum. In addition, students at UNM are required to do research prior to graduation. Over 97 percent of admitted students are New Mexico residents, and more than 40 percent of the state’s physicians have received their education or training at UNM. The UNM School of Medicine also has an Office of Medical Student Wellness to make sure students stay well.


The mission of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine is to advance the health of all New Mexicans by educating and increasing the diversity of health professionals, leaders and scientists; providing outstanding and compassionate medical care; advocating for the health of all New Mexicans and pursuing new knowledge and excellence of practice.

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Dual Degree Programs:

  • - BA/MD

    - MD/PHD

    - MD/MPH


The Vision of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine is to be a transformative community where students become leaders in the delivery of excellent and compassionate health care, partners in the crafting of health policy, and champions of public health; where leaders are lifelong learners; where knowledge and discovery encompass the human experience and are applied to healing and promoting the well-being of our state’s people; where scientists, health care providers, and the public collaborate to translate research into real health benefits; where achieving health and health care equality is a common goal; and where diversity is our foremost strength.


Campus: Albuquerque

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  • - Annual High Temp: 68.8°F

    - Annual Low Temp: 45.4°F

    - Av. Annual Rainfall: 9.39 inch

    - Av. Annual Snowfall: 10 inch

*US average index is 100


Excellence and Accountability in the conduct of education, research, patient care, and community engagement;
Compassion in patient care and for the lives and conditions of all New Mexico's people;
Diversity that values the unique characteristics of all people and that is actively sought at all levels within our academic community;
Integrity, Professionalism, and Ethical Behavior that embodies the principles of altruism, beneficence and justice; promotes patient care, learning, research and productivity through relationships based on courtesy, civility and respectful communication; and is worthy of the trust and respect given to us as teachers, scholars and healers;
Social Responsibility demonstrated by discovery and teaching about the social, economic, and cultural contexts of New Mexico peoples health; commitment to health promotion and disease prevention; and by self-evaluation of the access to and quality and distribution of our health care professionals and services; and
Creativity and Innovation that translates biomedical research into individual and community health benefits and medical education into population health literacy, that accelerates health technology diffusion to all corners of the state, and that transforms the science of clinical care into a healing art and the integration of academic and local knowledge into an improved quality of life for all New Mexico people.

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