Combined BA/MD Degree Program
UNM School of Medicine
MSC09 5065
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 925-4500
Toll Free: 1-877-977-BAMD (2263)
Fax: (505) 925-4004

Application Timeline

Application available:
Aug. 1, 2014

Application deadline:
Nov. 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM (MST)

November 2014-March 2015

Final decision notification:
April 1, 2015

Applicant commitment:
May 1, 2015

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First BA/MD cohort graduates

Class of 2014 marks a big milestone for a program designed to address New Mexico's physician shortage

A recent backyard barbecue at Dr. Paul Roth's Albuquerque home had a familiar feel to it. It was here, in 2006, that the first group of high school students entering the University of New Mexico’s Combined BA/MD program met one another for the first time. Now, eight members of that first class are about to graduate from the UNM School of Medicine and enter into their residency programs. Read more (Michael Haederle, HSC NewsBeat).

We're looking for New Mexico high school students who are interested in attending the UNM School of Medicine.

The Combined BA/MD Degree Program is designed to help address the physician shortage in New Mexico by assembling a class of diverse students who are committed to serving New Mexico communities. This partnership program between The University of New Mexico College of Arts and Sciences and The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is open to New Mexico high school seniors planning to begin college the fall semester after their high school graduation.

Students will first earn a baccalaureate degree through the College of Arts & Sciences (A&S) 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 enter the School of Medicine (SOM) to complete their doctor of medicine (MD) degree. (Read about our current student demographics.)