Clinical Training and Hub Sites
BCOM has developed a clinical education network with hospitals, medical centers, Federally-Qualified Health Centers as well as practicing physicians (to serve as clinical faculty) in New Mexico, Texas and Arizona. This network will support a comprehensive selection of generalist and specialty clinical clerkship experiences for third and fourth year medical students as well as providing the basic infrastructure for graduate medical education development.
Currently, BCOM has facilitated the ongoing graduate medical education (GME) development of new residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, and osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal. Additional new GME programs are under development.
The healthcare organizations listed below are collaborative clinical education partners with BCOM. There are five main teaching HUBs for third and forth year rotations, including: 1) Albuquerque, NM 2) Eastern NM, 3) El Paso, Texas 4) Las Cruces, NM and 5) Tucson, AZ. In each HUB, BCOM’s students will experience immersion in both medical centers and integrating experiences within community care clinics. It is this type of immersion that will provide an excellent and challenging environment for clerkship training.