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University of New Mexico School of Medicine
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1964
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 100
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University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM)
Allopathic Medical School
Albuquerque
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 33 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $16,118
  • Non - Resident Tuition $46,296
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 64.8

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • MSC09 5085
  • 1 University of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque 87131
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine was established in 1961 and admitted its first class in 1964. Currently 75 students are admitted yearly to the first year class including 3 MD/PhD students. 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

Curriculum

The School of Medicine curriculum is comprised of three phases. Phase I focuses on basic science although clinical skills are integrated into the curriculum. Phase I blocks are: Human Structure, Function and Development (HSF&D), Genetics & Neoplasia, Immunology, Neuroscience, CV/Pulmonary/Renal, Practical Immersion Experience (PIE), GI/Nutrition, Endocrinology and Human Sexuality/Reproduction, Infectious Disease, Research Block, Transitions Block, Foundations of Clinical Practice, Continuity Clinic, and Perspectives in Medicine (PIM). All students in the class take the same blocks together. Competency exams are administered following each organ block, covering course content, as well as ethics, professionalism, clinical skills and communication skills. Grades are reported for ethics, professionalism, clinical skills and communication skills after completion of Blocks 4 and 6. Students are required to complete two autopsies during Phase I. Autopsies will be scheduled by the student with the Pathology Department. Both autopsies must be completed by the end of the Transitions Block. Phase II comprises the required clinical clerkships in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery, as well as Continuity Clinic and Perspectives in Medicine (PIM). Students rotate through the clerkships in groups of approximately 18-22. The Office of Medical Student Affairs distributes information regarding scheduling prior to the end of Phase I via class meetings and email. Phase III continues the clinical component of the curriculum. Phase III involves Clinical and Non-Clinical electives, and sub-internships to satisfy specific credit requirements. Students are required to complete a total of 32 weeks of clerkships.

Facilities

Established in 1994, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is the largest academic health complex in the state. Located on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the HSC combines its four missions areas - education, research, patient care and partnership - to provide New Mexicans with the highest level of health care.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 26
Negatively 3
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.22 32

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.97 29

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Send out a more thorough interview day schedule. The schedule I received via email did not have certain activities listed that were listed on the schedule I received day-of." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions office was the most positive element of my interview day experience. My suggestion: give the staff a raise, they've earned it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make sure the buildings are unlocked so applicants can see the inside of them!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The receptionist was incredibly helpful and friendly. My interviewers were very different, so it was" More from this Member | Report Response

"They really should let you pay the application fee with a credit card." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, the staff was helpful and kind during my interview process" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Why do you want to practice medicine in New Mexico?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some current healthcare problems that New Mexico faces and what can we do to fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have been some of your life experiences with diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you choosing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know about the major health problems in the state of New Mexico?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change three things about our current healthcare system, what would they be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come to UNM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to do pediatrics and not family practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any special talents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Interest in becoming a doctor." More from this Member | Report Response

"What led you to choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three major health issues in New Mexico and how would you address them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Problems of health-care on a national level?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you treat the current diabetic problems in New Mexico?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me the top 3 reasons you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your strengths and weaknesses? " More from this Member | Report Response

"''If you were a bird on my shoulder in the committee meeting, what you whisper in my ear for me to tell them about you''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your positive and negative qualities." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you didn't get into any medical school this year, what would you do during the coming year to strengthen your application? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the best advancements/discoveries in medicine in the last 100 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are the major medical issues facing New Mexico?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why New Mexico (asked at every interview)" More from this Member | Report Response

"You say you're stubborn, what happens if you and a patient disagree? Say your patient has a viral infection and requests antibiotics, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the important healthcare issues today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of practice are you interested? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why study medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you had a patient who received a concussion during football, what would you say to his parents? What are your personal opinions about concussions and football?" More from this Member | Report Response

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself working in a community or academic setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think you would do in a rural setting?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Man with Diabetes comes into your office and you know he is not taking his medication. What are all of the reasons this could be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will personalized, genomic medicine fit into efforts to curb costs?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Valley Fever. (I guess one of my prof. said in his LOR that I did a presentation on it in his class)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the most difficult parts of being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was given two different ethical scenarios. One involved an obese man with sleep apnea, the other a child with a severe case of lupus that had severely damaged her organs." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you get children to wear helmets (I am interested in public health and community education as well as clinical medicine)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What attributes would you look for in an applicant if you were on the admissions committee at UNM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you address the health care issues of New Mexico? (really open ended, leads to a discussion rather than a simple answer)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Some good tailored questions. They read your file and ask some good background questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"So you are thinking of becoming an ER doc, huh, you would just like to treat and street?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the healthcare issues in New Mexico, and if you were in a position of power, what would you do about them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"''If you were a bird on my shoulder, what wyould you whisper into my ear fo rme to tell the comittee to convince them to accept you''" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could change one thing about health care in this country, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were to teach a class tomorrow, on any academic or non-academic subject, what would it be and what important ideas would you try to get across?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the most important thing you have learned in life so far?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could whisper in the Health Care God's ear, what would you tell him?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you score so high on your MCAT? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to waste so much time with getting an MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if I could wisper into the medical god's ear, what would I change about medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were on the admissions committee, how would you evaluate your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"More like brainstorming the furture , than a question" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did diversity mean to me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would a prisoner deserve a heart transplant over a civilian, and how do you feel about the fact that it would be paid for by the state, when a civilian would have to pay a large deductable...?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were a Dictator of the world, what would I do? They also asked questions pertaining to healthcare in our state of New Mexico, Obesity, diet, access to care, etc... " More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting. Both interviewers simply asked me questions about myself and why I want to go to UNM." More from this Member | Report Response

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