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University of New Mexico

Basic Medical Sciences Building, Room 107
Albuquerque, NM 87131
(505) 272-4766

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://hsc.unm.edu/som/
Electronic application: http://hsc.unm.edu/som/admiss

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 11/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2003
Application fee: $50
Director of admissions: Dr. David Bear
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, biochemistry, general chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: March 15
     -Latest date: March 15

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
     -Deposit to hold place in class: None
     -Deposit due: N/A
     -Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
     -EDP application period begins: June 1
     -EDP application period ends: August 1
     -EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 1,200 222 108 75
In-state: 227 195 101 70
Out-of-state: 973 27 7 5
Women: 544 112 53 36
Minorities: 482 89 45 30
International: 0 0 0 0



Acceptance rate: 9.0%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.61

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.4
Verbal reasoning: 9.9
Physical sciences: 8.7
Biological: 9.7
Writing: N/A

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 51%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 13%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 5%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 5%
Mixed disciplines and other: 25%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 51%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 13%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 5%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 5%
Mixed disciplines and other: 25%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: 8 years
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: hsc.unm.edu/som/research/lyons/mdphdprogram/

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Selection is based on academic achievement, motivation for medicine, problem-solving ability, self-appraisal, ability to relate to people, maturity, breadth of interests and achievement, professional goals, and likelihood of serving the health care needs of the State following postgraduate training. As a state-funded institution we primarily accept students from the State of New Mexico.

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