The BCOM – BEAR Pathway is a direct application program designed to encourage students from the Southwestern U.S. (defined as New Mexico; El Paso, Texas; and Southern Arizona); and all American Indian and Alaskan Native Tribal Nations to apply directly to BCOM for admission and by-pass the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) application process.
To qualify for the BEAR Pathway an applicant must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a resident of New Mexico; El Paso, Texas; Southern Arizona; or a Federally Recognized Tribal Nation Reservation/Jurisdictional Area
- An applicant who was born in NM and graduated from a NM high school, but is attending an out-of-state college or university is eligible for the BEAR Pathway.
- Currently attending or a recent graduate of a New Mexico college or university; as well as any tribal college or university
- An applicant is eligible for the BEAR Pathway even though s/he is not a resident of one of the designated areas, but is attending a college or university in New Mexico. For example, a student who is a resident of Vermont and is attending New Mexico State University is eligible for the BEAR Pathway.
BEAR Pathway Benefits:
- There is no application fee
- Applicants apply directly to BCOM
- Applicants will receive an interview decision from the Office of Admissions after providing the following information:
- BEAR Pathway application
- Official transcripts
- Official MCAT score(s)
- Letters of recommendation
- Supplementation application
If you have specific questions concerning these admission requirements and recommendations, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (575) 674-2210 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
You can access to BEAR application here.