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The UNM Combined BA/MD Degree Program (BA/MD) is designed to help address the physician shortage in New Mexico by assembling a class of diverse students who are committed to serving New Mexico communities. Students in BA/MD are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), and provisionally accepted to the UNM School of Medicine (SOM).

A primary goal of the program is to offer an enriched, pre-medical liberal arts education in order to prepare participating students for their transition to the four-year medical school component. The program will foster well-rounded candidates for the School of Medicine with an understanding of the social, cultural, and demographic forces affecting health care delivery and medicine in New Mexico and the U.S.