Welcome to Pre-Health Professions

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.

 Special Announcements:

  • The 8th annual UNM Health Professions Symposium will be  an in-person event in 2024.  Click here to learn more and register. 

Our office accomplishes its goals through the following activities:

  • Sponsoring information sessions on various programs in the health sciences
  • Hosting workshops on a variety of topics all relevant to the pursuit of a career in the health professions
  • Outreach to student groups at UNM, regional universities, and local high schools.
  • Offering curriculum that target freshman students interested in health professions through the UNIV 201 (Career Explore-Health Care)
  • Individual advisement with Dr. Ken Cradock the Director of Pre-Health Professions - by appointment only
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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

New Mexico Clinical Education Program (ClinEd)  2024 


Applications will open on 2/2

Applications will close on 3/22

Orientation dates: 5/13 & 5/14

Program dates: 6/3-7/12


Volunteer at UNMH 

Contact: unmhshadowing@salud.unm.edu 


  • Must be 18 or older   
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED  
  • Must have someone in place to shadow 

Orientation Dates: 

1/29 (Monday) 1:00PM-2:00PM 

2/2 (Friday) 9:00AM-10:00AM 

2/26 (Monday) 1:00PM-2:00PM 

3/1 (Friday) 9:00AM-10:00AM 

3/25 (Monday) 1:00PM-2:00PM 

4/5 (Friday) 9:00AM-10:00AM 

4/15 (Monday) 1:00PM-2:00PM 

5/3 (Friday) 9:00AM-10:00AM 


January Pre-Med Advisement Workshop
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
Location: Zoom – Registration required 

February Pre-Med Advisement Workshop
Date: Wednesday, 2/21
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MST)
Location: Zoom – Registration required 

March Pre-Med Advisement Workshop
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
Location: Zoom – Registration required 

April Pre-Med Advisement Workshop
Date: Monday, April 29, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
Location: Zoom – Registration required 

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