University of New Mexico School of Medicine

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, abbreviated as UNMSOM by Abbreviationfinder, is one of the top-ranked U.S. medical schools located in Albuquerque, NM. Keep reading to see admissions application information including average GRE scores, admissions selection factors and dual degree programs of University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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.