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About the Combined BA/MD Degree Program

Contact Information

Physical Address
2400 Tucker NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Mailing Address
MSC09 5065
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Contact Numbers
(505) 925-4500

Fax: (505) 925-4004

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 eligible 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, 2016
Application Deadline:
Nov. 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM (MST)
(Deadline for all components of the
BA/MD Application is the second Friday
of November of the applicant's
senior year in high school.)
November 2016-March 2017
Final Decision Notification:
April 1, 2017
Applicant Commitment:
May 2017