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Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine  at New Mexico State University
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
  • Year founded: 2013
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Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
Osteopathic Medical School
Las Cruces
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 1 10 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 0 Responses



School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $48,050
  • Non - Resident Tuition $48,050
  • Application Fee $75
  • LIZZYM Score N/A
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Admissions Information

  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 3501 Arrowhead Drive
  • Las Cruces 88001
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM) is one of the nation’s newest medical colleges. BCOM is student-centered, utilizing the most advanced technologies and learning methods to assure student and professional practice success in all fields of medicine, from primary care to subspecialties.


BCOM employs an integrated, systems-based, applications-oriented approach, and is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to succeed as osteopathic physicians. The curriculum uses several educational approaches, including: traditional lectures, integrative sessions (using electronic response systems), laboratory and skills instruction, active learning (adult and interactive techniques), team-based learning, large and small group sessions, directed study and clinical case presentations. These learning formats foster comprehension, promotes the application of knowledge, emphasizes competency in osteopathic philosophy, develops clinical skills, and stimulates critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


BCOM sits on the New Mexico State University campus, near the football stadium. A seven acre, eighty thousand square foot, three story facility contains the new osteopathic medical school.
Academic spaces include the following:

• A state of the art Simulation Center.
• Standardized Patient suite with 10 exam rooms, a control room, patient lounge, changing rooms and tech workspace.
• Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine lab with 30 stations and a raised instructor station.
• Gross and virtual anatomy labs.
• Two tiered lecture halls providing visibility for all students that can be used for traditional lectures and be converted for collaborative learning.
• Eleven seminar rooms for small group work.

Student support spaces include the following:

• Learning Center with library and quiet study areas, textbook storage, five group study rooms and a student work room.
• Student locker facilities.
• Two student lounges, each with access to the courtyard.
• Student fitness center at NMSU

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 7
Negatively 0
No change 3

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.10 10

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
6.80 10

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Thank you for making me feel right at home" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What are your thoughts about telemedicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I knew about OMM" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Burrell" More from this Member | Report Response

"Vaccinations: how would you address the problem, communicate with an unvaccinated patient, address other concerned parties" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if your patient refused to vaccinate herself and her infant (if you're a primary care physician)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to create a project that involved the entire class, and everyone had to participate in the project, how would you get your fellow students to participate?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Do you have a favorite poet?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Whether medicine is based on curiosity or desire to help people." More from this Member | Report Response

"About an EC" More from this Member | Report Response

"The questions that was most pertinent to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"What region of New Mexico do you feel best suited to live in for your clinical years, given the illegal immigrant population in Las Cruces, the homeless population in Albuquerque, or the native population on the reservation?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"The school is very responsive to the students' concerns. Whether it's curriculum or or daily procedures if enough students feel like something could be better the school will make changes. The professors and staff are quite vocal about their goal of helping students succeed." | Report Response

What do you like least?

"The school is still new and figuring out the best way to help students prepare for boards." | Report Response

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