Health, Medicine and Human Values

Executive Director
Valerie Romero-Leggott, M.D., School of Medicine, Vice President for Diversity, Health Sciences Center

Directors
Greg Martin, M.F.A., College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Professor of English
Robert Sapien, M.D., School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Associate Director
Sally Fortner, M.D., School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology

Institutional Address
Health, Medicine and Human Values Program
College of Arts and Sciences
University Advisement and Enrichment Center, Rm 135
MSC03 2120
(505) 277-2135
Combined BA/MD Degree Program Web site - School of Medicine
Combined BA/MD Degree Program Web site - College of Arts and Sciences

School of Medicine Faculty
Sally Bachofer, M.D., Department of Family and Community Medicine
Bryce Chackerian, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Sheila Hickey, M.D., Department of Pediatrics
Summers Kalishman, Ph.D., Department of Family and Community Medicine
Judith Kitzes, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Internal Medicine
Paul McGuire, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education
Norman Tazlitz, Ph.D., Department of Family and Community Medicine
Craig Timm, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Education
Sharon Wayne, M.P.H., Department of Undergraduate Medical Education

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty
Anne Baril, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy
Kristen Barker, Ph.D., Department of Sociology
Claudia Diaz Fuentes, Ph.D., Department of Economics
Tamar Ginossar, Ph.D., Department of Communication and Journalism
Alyosha Goldstein, Ph.D., Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor of American Studies
Kelly Howe, Ph.D., Department of Biology
Chris Johnston, Ph.D., Department of Biology
Sushilla Knottenbelt, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Greg Martin, M.F.A., Department of English
Mark Morgan-Tracy, Ph.D., Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ann Murphy, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy
Alisha Ray, M.A., Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Martina Rosenberg, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry
Richard Santos, Ph.D., Department of Economics
Julie Shields, Ph.D., Department of Communication and Journalism
David van der Goes, Ph.D., Department of Economics
Kevin Vowles, Ph.D., Department of Psychology
Helen Wearing, Ph.D., Department of Biology and Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Lisa Whalen, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Owen Whooley, Ph.D., Department of Sociology


Introduction

The Health, Medicine and Human Values (HMHV) program, consists of (1) the undergraduate HMHV major of UNM’s Combined B.A./M.D. Degree Program, and (2) the pre-health HMHV minor available to all undergraduate students at UNM.

Admissions and Eligibility

For admissions and eligibility information, please visit our applicant Web site.

Undergraduate Continuous Eligibility

Students meet at least once a semester with the B.A./M.D. advisor to review their continuing eligibility status. Those who do not meet continuing eligibility requirements are subject to probation or enrollment cancellation as recommended by the Committee on Curriculum and Student Progress (CCSP). To remain in good standing in the undergraduate portion of the program, students must maintain the standards described in the B.A./M.D. Program Handbook.

Medical School Eligibility

To be eligible to continue into the UNM School of Medicine portion of the program, HMHV students must meet the eligibility criteria described in the B.A./M.D. Program Handbook.

Students who meet all eligibility requirements are reviewed by the School of Medicine Admissions Committee and receive formal, written approval for the transition into the medical curriculum.


Major Study

The HMHV Major, available only within the BA/MD Program, presents a unique opportunity for a select group of qualified freshmen who wish to become physicians in New Mexico. The program is open to 28 students each Fall (application and eligibility criteria are described below). The HMHV major is comprised of an integrated curriculum that covers a broad base of interdisciplinary course work in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences, and BA/MD program participants complete a Bachelor’s degree at the end of four years, after which they complete their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in the School of Medicine at UNM where a seat has been reserved for them. The HMHV major offers students flexibility while providing them with a structured pre-medical core of special seminars focusing upon humanities, fine arts, and social/behavioral sciences studies in the context of health science and medicine; with experiential learning practica; and with a suite of mathematics and physical/natural science courses that prepare them for medical school.

In consultation with a B.A./M.D. advisor, program participants choose one of the following options: Option I: an Arts and Sciences major; Option II: the Health, Medicine and Human Values major: Health, Humanities and Society concentration, or Option III: the Health, Medicine and Human Values major: Biomedical Sciences concentration. Option I is designed for students who wish to receive a B.A. (or B.S.) degree in a liberal arts field, such as Anthropology, Biology, English, History, Psychology, or Sociology. Option II is designed for students who prefer a distributed liberal arts and sciences program of study. Option III is designed for those students who wish to pursue a rigorous program of study in the physical and natural sciences. All three options include a suite of courses in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and physical and natural sciences that prepare the student for medical school.

Note: HMHV majors do not require students to elect a minor.


Minor Study

The HMHV minor is available to all undergraduate students at UNM and is comprised of an integrated curriculum that covers a broad base of interdisciplinary course work focusing upon humanities, fine arts, and social/behavioral sciences studies in the context of health science and medicine.


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program



Courses

HMHV 101. Contours of Health in New Mexico. (3)



HMHV 150. Foundations of Science. (3)



HMHV 201. Literature, Fine Arts, and Medicine. (3)



HMHV 298. Health, Medicine and Human Values Workshop. (1-3, may be repeated twice Δ)



HMHV 301. Health Economics, Politics, and Policy. (3)



HMHV 310. Health and Cultural Diversity. (3)



HMHV 350. Community Health Practicum I. (3)



HMHV 398. Community Service/Public Health Workshop. (1-3, may be repeated twice Δ)



HMHV 401. Ethics, Medicine, and Health. (3)



HMHV 450. Community Health Practicum II. (3)



HMHV 498. Special Topics in Health, Medicine and Human Values. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



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