Eastern New Mexico Regional Academic Center


Regional Assistant Dean: Karen Vaillant, MD
Phone: 575-674-1724
Email: kvaillant@burrell.edu
RN, The Nighingale School of Nursing
BA, McMaster University
MD, University of Western Onterio



Regional Academic Center Coordinator: Emily Cometti, BS
Email: ecometti@burrell.edu
BS, Texas Tech University

Activities in Eastern New Mexico:

  • Performing Arts Center
  • Roswell Symphony
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Brantley State Park
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park


Meet a Preceptor and Student from the Eastern NM Regional Academic Center

Dr. Bryan Cross is originally from Oklahoma. He attended the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and completed a residency in proctologic surgery at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a board certified proctologist practicing in Hobbs, New Mexico. His primary interests are prevention of colon cancer, colonoscopy with advanced polypectomy, and treatment of common anorectal disorders. In his free time, Dr. Cross enjoys spending time with friends and family and watching Texas football.

Alexander Lam is from Houston, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University where he double majored in biomedical science and entomology. Lam is currently serving in the United States Air Force and said, “Nearly every service member that I’ve come across from infantryman to pilots have vouched for the benefits of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. As a future military physician, it’s a tool I look forward to using often.” At Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lam has been actively involved in the Student Government Association and the Military Medicine Club. He also participates in activities for the Pediatrics Club and the American Medical Women’s Association. He is interested in exploring the roles of entomology (study of bugs and insects) and anthropology in medicine, and through his career in the Air Force, he hopes to become a pilot and to one day be a flight surgeon/astronaut for NASA.

Testing Site:

350 West Country Club Road
Roswell, New Mexico 88201

Clinical Locations:

  • Artesia
  • Carlsbad
  • Cincinnati
  • Hobbs
  • Lovington
  • Roswell