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Interested in being a physician?

Students interested in a career as a physician are invited to apply to the New Mexico State University Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Program to Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.*
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, 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.
As undergraduates, students will enjoy a supportive and enriched learning environment.
Students who are part of this pathway will:
The 2017 cohort with the 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
The application period for the Fall 2021 cohort will open August 1, 2020.