Welcome BA/MD Students
Letter from the Director
Welcome to the UNM Arts and Sciences website for the Combined BA/MD Program.
Our mission is to help address the need for physicians in rural and under-served areas of New Mexico. Each year, 28 students who are broadly diverse are admitted from high school into the program and receive a conditional admission to the School of Medicine.
The BA/MD Program is funded by the New Mexico State Legislature and provides financial support for students who are committed to practicing medicine in New Mexico’s medically under-served communities.
Our undergraduate students pursue a major unique to the BA/MD Program: Health, Medicine & Human Values (HMHV), which includes: a 15 credit enhanced pre-health humanities and social sciences curriculum; a rigorous basic science curriculum; and a summer practicum immersion experience, in which students live and serve in different rural communities in New Mexico, completing a community health project and shadowing physicians in rural hospitals and clinics.
All of us here in the Arts and Sciences office of the program--administrators, advisors, staff and faculty--are dedicated to supporting and enriching our students' undergraduate experience, whether it be through cohort and program building events like the BA/MD Olympics or our annual kickball tournament, or in-depth, one-on-one academic advising on everything from degree-planning to study abroad opportunities, to special classes and financial support for MCAT prep.
In the Combined BA/MD Program we pride ourselves on not just helping to guide each of our students on their own rewarding and rigorous academic degree path, but also providing a truly supportive, welcoming, fun community of people all committed to a larger goal of service.
Greg Martin, Arts & Sciences Director
Combined BA/MD Degree Program