Students’ eligibility in the OMPP will be evaluated throughout the academic year. While eligibility can vary by cohort, all students must:


  1. Attend joint advising appointments with the NMSU OMPP Representative and Burrell College’s Office of Admissions after grades are posted at the end of the spring semester
  2. Attend advising session with NMSU OMPP Representative before registration each semester
  3. Maintain full-time enrollment status with at least 15 semester hours at NMSU (main campus) each semester – maximum four years to complete a baccalaureate degree
    1. Extension of program length will be reviewed by both schools on a case-by-case basis for documented extenuating circumstances causing a lapse in consecutive enrollment
  4. Achieve a cumulative science and overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale, calculated at the end of each academic year for both years one and two of the program
  5. Achieve a cumulative science and overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, calculated at the time of graduation
  6. Complete all prerequisite coursework as described in the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicines Catalog with a grade of “B” or higher on the first attempt at NMSU (Las Cruces campus) - if a grade of “B” is not received on the first attempt for a requisite course, the participant will be released from the Pathway. 
  7. Sign Letter of Commitment to Burrell during junior year at NMSU
  8. Receive a score of 500 or higher, with no sub-sections lower than the 15th percentile, on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  9. Accrue relevant medical, non-medical, and community volunteer experience hours – a minimum of 100 hours of medical experience
  10. Remain in good standing legally and with NMSU – any sanctions, infractions, probations, conduct violations, misdemeanors, disciplinary actions, and/or felonies, (etc.) must be reported to the OMPP Representative immediately for review
  11. Agree to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Minimal Technical Standards
  12. Agree to comply with the Burrell College admission requisites put forth in the College’s Catalog, including, but not limited to, citizenship or permanent resident status, passing criminal history checks, drug screenings, and immunizations records
  13. Apply to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine through AACOMAS during the senior year of undergraduate studies, meet all admissions requirements set forth by Burrell College, including any requirements that may not be specifically disclosed in OMPP documents, and follow the set admissions process, including an interview and review by the Burrell College Medical Student Admissions Selection Committee.
  14. If at any time a participant does not meet the set criteria or standards, the participant will be removed from the OMPP
    1. Participants being removed from the Pathway will be notified and receive exit advising; participants will be counseled to contact Burrell College’s Office of Admissions for information on applying, if applicable

Students in OMPP should refer to their signed agreement for their cohort’s complete list of requirements and direct any questions to the NMSU OMPP Representative.