UNM School of Medicine

From the Office of the Dean


Thanks for visiting the UNM Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Since 1964, we have had a firm commitment to serve the communities within New Mexico and the surrounding region. This commitment is reflected in our academic and clinical programs.

We are proud of our educational achievements in the establishment of the Problem-Based Learning Methodology in medical education. We have instituted this throughout our four year undergraduate curriculum and are now introducing these concepts into our Graduate Medical Education programs.

Our research enterprise is vigorous and growing. We are developing centers of excellence in many areas, i.e., Epidemiology and Population-based Biomedical Research, Molecular Genetics and Oncology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Cell Biology, Cell Adhesion, Cell Motility, and Signal Transduction, and Neurosciences. Teams of our scientists are working to assure future success.

New Mexico is an extremely competitive health care delivery marketplace and has recently introduced Medicaid managed care. Our clinical practice is responding aggressively to these changes with strong support from the University Hospital.

We hope that the information you find within will be useful to your inquiry and we look forward to a more personal contact in the near future.

Paul B. Roth, MD, MS
Chancellor for Health Sciences
CEO, UNM Health System
Dean, UNM School of Medicine

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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 states 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.