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:

  • Time to register for the 5th annual UNM Health Professions Symposium! The symposium is intended for any student interested in exploring or pursuing a career in healthcare. High school, college, and post-graduate students are encouraged to attend! The event will take place remotely, Saturday, March 6th, 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Participants will have over 70 workshops to choose from covering a broad range of topics. To register, go to: Attendee Registration - HPS 2021 (unm.edu)

    Descriptions of all workshops to be presented, as well as all programs and institutions that will be represented during the information table session are now posted on the website. If you would like to review them, go to: 2021 Workshops - HPS 2021 (unm.edu

  • Shadowing Update.... At this time, shadowing opportunities are fairly non-existent because of the on-going COVID pandemic.  As soon as things begin to open up, I will announce that via the Pre-Health Professions listserv and we will resume the Shadowing Orientation and Credentialing Workshop.

  • Some Workshops have been converted to an online format via zoom! Check the Upcoming Events tab for workshop dates and Zoom IDs.

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 Freshman 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

5th Annual UNM Health Professions Symposium

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

8:00 AM - 4:00 PMRemote Event. Registration Required! Click here to register.

Preparing for Your Health Professions Interview in the Time of COVID

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Mock Interviews

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Shadowing Orientation and Credentialing Workshop

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