School of Medicine

Welcome to the University of New Mexico School of Medicine

2013 White Coat Ceremony

2013 White Coat Ceremony

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is thrilled that you are considering us for your graduate education. We invite you to begin exploring all of the opportunities available to you at the UNM School of Medicine.

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine was established in 1961 and admitted its first class in 1964. The medical school is located on the north campus of The University of New Mexico which allows students and faculty easy access to the educational, recreational, and cultural offerings of the university.

The School of Medicine has gained national and international recognition for its constantly evolving curricular innovations which are aimed at adapting adult learning theory to medical education.

The UNM School of Medicine has once again ranked second in the nation for its Rural Medicine program in the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" for 2015. The SOM has maintained this national ranking since 1996, underscoring UNM's commitment to programs that serve New Mexico's rural communities.

The magazine also ranks the School of Medicine's Family Medicine curriculum 9th in the nation and Primary Care curriculum 40th - a significant gain over last year's 31st primary care ranking. A total of 126 U.S.-accredited medical schools and 23 schools of osteopathic medicine were surveyed for this year's rankings. The schools were ranked according to selected measures of academic quality, including academic reputation, student selectivity, faculty resources, and the percentage of graduating physicians who go into the primary care specialties of family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.

Five of the School of Medicine departments are ranked in the top 40 National Institutes of Health grant funded departments in the nation including Family & Community Medicine (#15), Neurosciences (#26), Pathology (#33), Neurology (#37) and Internal Medicine (#38).

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is committed to racial and ethnic diversity with special reference to the inclusion of students from groups that are underrepresented in medicine in the state of New Mexico.

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Admissions News and Events

September Pre-Med Advisement Workshop
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
Time: 3:00 -4:00 PM
Location: Domenici Center Northeast, Room 2410
(North Campus, Building #200)

Please email somadmissions@salud.unm.edu to RSVP for this event.

See the Fall 2014 advisement schedule.