Para la gente y el futuro: For the people and the future, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM) is dedicated to improving the health of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico through culturally humble undergraduate, graduate and continuing osteopathic medical education, research and clinical service to the community.
BCOM is focused on increasing diversity in the physician workforce and fostering a practice of life-long learning, compassion, respect and excellence in its students.
Incorporated in 2013, BCOM utilizes the latest technologies and learning methods to ensure success in the the classroom and future professional practice. Led by highly experienced professionals from osteopathic, allopathic and general higher education, BCOM is committed to impacting the workforce needs and access to quality medical services in the region. BCOM has developed a large network of physicians for the clinical years of education, with students rotations available throughout New Mexico, Tucson (AZ), and El Paso (TX). This includes a selection of generalist and specialty clinical clerkship rotations.
The BCOM campus is a newly constructed building located in the Arrowhead Research Park on the New Mexico State University (NMSU) campus. The space offers an array of impressive resources including lecture halls and seminar rooms for traditional and collaborative learning, a hybrid gross-virtual anatomy lab, a standardized patient facility, a physical diagnosis lab and a simulation center utilizing high-fidelity mannequins. Through the BCOM library, students have access to core medical and osteopathic collection materials including electronic databases and journals, print and electronic books, and media titles. The BCOM Biosciences Research Laboratory, which is a fully equipped BSL-2 facility, is available to support faculty driven research which may involve supervised research experiences for students. BCOM has dedicated study spaces for student study including, but not limited to, a 3500 sq.ft. outdoor covered patio and two student lounge areas, one of which is accompanied by a cafe. While BCOM is a private, freestanding College, our unique partnership with NMSU allows students to enjoy the benefits that come with a major public university to include access to NMSU study spaces, libraries, activity center, aquatic center, tennis center, and campus health center.
BCOM is located in the Chihuahuan desert of Las Cruces, New Mexico; a beautiful, temperate and vibrant Southwest city with strong economic growth. Las Cruces is New Mexico’s second largest city with plenty of outdoor activities for residents, including hiking in the Organ Mountains, bird watching in and around Dripping Springs and river rafting on the Rio Grande. Nationally, Las Cruces has been recognized as a top place for work, recreation, tourism, retirement, and raising a family.