University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Medical School

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Medical School Campus
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine was established in 1961 and admitted its first class in 1964. The medical school is located on the north campus of The University of New Mexico which allows students and faculty easy access to the educational, recreational, and cultural offerings of the university.
The School of Medicine has gained national and international recognition for its constantly evolving curricular innovations which are aimed at adapting adult learning theory to medical education.
The UNM School of Medicine has once again ranked second in the nation for its Rural Medicine program in the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" for 2014. The SOM has maintained this national ranking since 1996, underscoring UNM's commitment to programs that serve New Mexico's rural communities.
The magazine also ranks the School of Medicine's Family Medicine curriculum 7th in the nation and Primary Care curriculum 19th - a significant gain over last year's 31st primary care ranking. A total of 126 U.S.-accredited medical schools and 23 schools of osteopathic medicine were surveyed for this year's rankings. The schools were ranked according to selected measures of academic quality, including academic reputation, student selectivity, faculty resources, and the percentage of graduating physicians who go into the primary care specialties of family practice, internal medicine and pediatrics.
Five of the School of Medicine departments are ranked in the top 40 National Institutes of Health grant funded departments in the nation including Family & Community Medicine (#15), Neurosciences (#26), Pathology (#33), Neurology (#37) and Internal Medicine (#38).
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is committed to racial and ethnic diversity with special reference to the inclusion of students from groups that are underrepresented in medicine in the state of New Mexico.
Statistics for accepted applicants (2008-2009)
GPA: 3.7
Science GPA: 3.63
Overall MCAT Score: 29.1
MCAT Written Score: P
Statistics for accepted applicants (2011-2012)
GPA: 3.6
Science GPA: 3.5
Overall MCAT Score: 29
MCAT Biological (BS) Score: 10
MCAT Physical (PS) Score: 9
MCAT Verbal (VR) Score: 10
MCAT Written Score: O