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to help students interested in careers in the health professions easily access information about career options...

The Office of Pre-Health Professions Student Development was established to help students interested in careers in the health professions easily access information about career options as well as better understand the intricacies of a successful application to a health profession program. We want students to know that it is critical for them to understand as early as possible in their academic careers both the academic and non-academic requirements each program has for admission. It is our hope that the Office will come to be recognized by students as a source of information that is consistent, reliable and easily accessed.

The Office works to accomplish its goals through a number of activities, including:

  • sponsoring information sessions on various programs in the health sciences
  • hosting workshops on a variety of topics relevant to the pursuit of a career in the health professions
  • outreach to student groups at UNM, regional universities as well as local and regional high schools
  • offering curriculum targeting freshman pre-health professions students through the Freshman Learning Communities program
  • individual advisement.

Workshop topics include:

  • Shadowing Orientation and Credentialing Workshop (required to shadow at UNM Hospital)
  • Building a Successful Medical School Application
  • Let’s Talk: Preparing for your Health Professions Program Interview
  • Creating Your Personal Statement: Writing the Most Important Essay of Your Life

For more information on programming, office hours, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us via email: prehealthprofessions@unm.edu

Program Opportunities

Shadowing Orientation and Credentialing Workshop

March 910am-12noonUniversity College Conference Room, UAEC room 265

Shadowing Orientation and Credentialing Workshop

March 221 - 3pmUniversity College Conference Room, UAEC room 265

1st Annual UNM Health Professions Symposium

March 258am-5pm

UNM Student Union Building, Seating is limited and preregistration is required.

Information & Registration

James McKinnell

James McKinnell, MD

Director, Office of Pre-Health Professions Student Development

prehealthprofessions@unm.edu