El Paso Regional Academic Center


Regional Assistant Dean: Muneer Assi, DO
Phone: 575-674-1726
Email: massi@burrell.edu
BS, Baylor University
DO, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine




Regional Academic Center Coordinator: Katherine Faiss
Email: kfaiss@burrell.edu
BS, University of Nevada




*The El Paso RAC capacity is 30 students. Due to provisions with the College’s Certificate of Authority in Texas, 90% of the students assigned to the El Paso RAC will be Texas residents and/or Dona Ana County residents.

Life In El Paso:

  • Restaurants
  • Entertainment
  • Local Activities
  • Arts & Cultural
  • Sports

Other Activities.


Meet a Preceptor and Student from the El Paso Regional Academic Center

Dr. Luis Urrea is a second generation physician who returned home to serve the greater El Paso are in 1996. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas where he also completed an internship in general surgery and residency in orthopaedic surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, has fellowship training in sports medicine, and specializes in arthroscopy, knee and shoulder surgery, and total knee and shoulder joint replacement.

Carlos Yeelot was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up frequently crossing the border to visit family in Juarez, Mexico. He attended the University of Texas El Paso where he studied biomedical sciences. After graduation, he worked as a scribe in the Emergency Department at Sierra Medical Center, and he completed a six-week internship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. At Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, he is involved in the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, the Student American Academy of Osteopathy, the Latino Medical Student Association, and the Student Government Association.

Testing Site:

3501 Arrowhead Dr.
Las Cruces, NM.

Clinical Sites:

  • El Paso
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo