UNM School of Medicine

Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations
UNM School of Medicine
Fitz Hall, Room 182B
MSC 08 4720
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Voice (505) 272-5112
Fax (505) 272-6581

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Association Activities

White Coat Ceremony

Join with the School of Medicine Alumni Association and sponsor a student's first white coat and stethoscope – two important symbols of their entry into the medical profession.


Reconnect with your SOM classmates and fellow alumni at the annual reunion. Activities include campus functions with leadership, a family friendly event, class dinners and the alumni awards banquet.

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for entering medical students as they are welcomed into the medical community. The ceremony emphasizes the importance of humanism, compassion, and honor as integral parts of a medical career. In addition to receiving their coats, the students also receive a gift certificate for their first stethoscope.

How can you help? $200 sponsors an incoming medical student with a White Coat and Stethoscope gift certificate.

Match Day

Every spring graduating students gather to share in the excitement of learning where they will complete their Medical Residency. The Alumni Association sponsors a parting gift for graduates.

Travel Grants

The Alumni Association allocates $2,000 per school year to help sponsor students to further their education through conferences, research, and professional development opportunities. Once a travel grant is awarded the student is asked to share their experience with the Alumni Office and their peers.

How can you help? $500 assists with student travel grants.

Student Nook

Student Nook

Student Nook

The Student Nook is a fun, friendly, and healthy environment for medical students between classes. Located in the Advancement and Alumni Relations Office, the Student Nook features Keurig Coffee, fresh fruit, and a variety of healthy snacks.

How can you help? $50 contributes to the Student Nook.

Emergency Loans

Residents are invited to apply for 90-day interest free loans. These loans assist them with unexpected expenses. Residents apply for Emergency Loans up to $500 in the office of Advancement and Alumni Relations.

Other Alumni Association Activities include:

  • Resident Appreciation Day
  • The Med Ball
  • New Student Orientation
  • Various Student Affairs activities

How can you help? $1000 assists with scholarships.