Medical Schools in New Mexico

Updated: June 6, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in New Mexico and outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in New Mexico.

New Mexico offers you both urban and rural population bases to learn from. A large population of Native Americans and Latino Americans makes New Mexico an ideal state to consider studying if you are interested in exposure to diverse patient presentations from people of many backgrounds.

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Medical Schools in New Mexico:

• University of New Mexico School of Medicine – Location: Albuquerque, NM

Founded in 1961, the University of New Mexico School of Medicine's mission is "to provide a healthy learning environment dedicated to excellence, inclusion, and diversity. We strive to fulfill the health needs of all New Mexicans, provide quality innovative resources, and foster lifelong learning." New Mexico School of Medicine accepts roughly 103 students each year into its MD program.

Prerequisite courses

  • General Biology I & II (with lab): 2 semesters
  • General Chemistry I & II (with lab:) 2 semesters
  • Organic Chemistry I & II (with lab): 2 semesters 
  • General Physics I & II: 2 semesters
  • Biochemistry*: 1 semester
  • *The biochemistry course should be at the 400 level

Recommended courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Developmental Biology
  • Psychology or Sociology

Admission statistics

  • Average accepted GPA: 3.74
  • Average accepted MCAT: 506

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