New Mexico

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University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Introduction

Program
Email
Phone
MD Program
somadmissions@salud.unm.edu
(505) 272-4766, (505) 925-6031
Diversity contact (Valerie Romero-Leggott)
VRomero@salud.unm.edu
(505) 272-2728
Address
University of New Mexico School of Medicine, University of New Mexico Health ,Sciences Center, Office of Admissions, MSC09 5085, Albuquerque, NM 87131 USA

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.

Acceptance Data

Overall Acceptance Rate
6.6%
Overall Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
53.2%
In-state Acceptance Rate
41.2%
In-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
50.2%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate
0.1%
Out-of-state Acceptance Rate for Interviewed Applicants
6.4%

Enrollment, Degrees and Demographics

Total Current
Degrees Offered
Medically Underserved Population
Black
White
Asian
455
MD, MD/PhD, BS/MD, MD/MPH
60%
3.8%
47.5%
17.4%

Sex

Females
56.3%

Tuition

$ 0
In-State
$ 0
Out-of-State

Participation During PreMed

Percentage of students receiving financial aid?
92%
Average debt owed prior to starting medical school?
$154,444

Selection Factors

GPA (median)

All Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.80
3.71

In-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.80
3.70

Out-of-State Applicants

Overall GPA
Science GPA
3.72
3.68

MCAT (median)

All Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
506
126
126
127
127

In-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
505
126
126
127
127

Out-of-State Applicants

Total
Physical Sciences
Critical Analysis
Biological Sciences
Social Sciences
512
128
126
129
129

Primary Application Data

0
Applications Received
0
Invited for an Interview
0
Matriculated
Number Waitlisted
% Accepted off Waitlist
40
63%
Applied as disasdvantaged status?
18%

Secondary Application

Required
Sent To
Fee
Deadline
Yes
Screened applicants
$100
2 weeks
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Interview Data (121 responses)

Interviews Sent
Format
Length
July 30th through January 30th
Two one-on-one interviews by committee members
30-45 minutes each
Interview Experience
Surprised by Interview Invite?
Yes 47%
Was the admissions office responsive and communicated efficiently?
Yes 64%
Would you characterize the inteviews as friendly and informal?
Yes 43%
Did your interviewer discuss research?
Yes 37%
Did your interviewer discuss your academic performance?
Yes 42%
Did your interviewer discuss your clinical/volunteer experience?
Yes 58%

Stress Level During Interview

Match List (Last Available Year)

Percentage completing competitive* residency?
18%

* Competitive residency defined by students from the graduating class entering plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, general surgery or otolaryngology.