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 6th annual UNM Health Professions Symposium will be returning as an in-person event in 2022.  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 First-Year Learning Communities program. 
  • Individual advisement with Dr. James McKinnell the Director of Pre-Health Professions - by appointment only

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

Mock Interviews

Contact the office for November dates!

Shadowing Orientation and Credentialing Workshop

NOV 9th. 2021

9AM-11 AM

UC Conference Room (UAEC 265-266)

For students with preceptors (Contact Volunteers@salud.unm.edu to reserve a spot)

NOV 17th. 2021

1PM-3 PM

UC Conference Room (UAEC 265-266)

For students who need preceptors

(Contact Volunteers@salud.unm.edu to reserve a spot)
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