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Calling all students interested in providing medical care to your community

Your opportunity to be a doctor starts at NMSU

If you have ever considered becoming a doctor but thought that the opportunity was out of your reach, you are invited to apply to the New Mexico State University Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program (OMPP) to Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.*



Medical students reflect on NMSU’s pathway program to Burrell College

The first group of students in New Mexico State University’s Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program tour the campus of the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, NM. (NMSU photo by Darrell J. Pehr)
This program presents a unique opportunity for students who are committed to serving their community’s health care needs. Students will be admitted to the program as freshman in their second semester at NMSU, and the Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program (OMPP) will provide opportunities for frequent and substantial interactions with the southern New Mexico healthcare community. OMPP students will learn from professionals working and teaching in the healthcare field through seminars, research opportunities, and internship positions.
Students who successfuly complete the program and achieve academic and professional benchmarks are accepted into Burrell College's DO program. 
As undergraduates, students will enjoy a supportive and enriched learning environment.
Students who are part of this pathway will:
The 2017 cohort with members of the 2016 cohort accompanied with the director at the 2017 Welcome Reception.
  • Work with a supportive mentor who will assist in the transition to college.
  • Can participate in a Living Learning Community with programming relevant to aspiring physicians; freshman will have the option to reside in the housing designated for OMPP students and those pursuing health and science careers.
  • Interact with physicians and educators from the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and other members of the southern New Mexico healthcare community.
In addition, NMSU will assist students in applying for federal, state, and private financial aid
(*Disclaimer: The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University is a freestanding, privately funded, separately licensed and independently operated entity, and is not a part of New Mexico State University)