Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
at New Mexico State University
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine logo.png
Motto Para la gente y el futuro
Motto in English
For the people and the future
Type Private [1]
Established 2013[2]
President John L. Hummer
Dean Don Peska, DO, MEd
Location Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
32°16′33″N 106°44′52″W / 32.2758°N 106.7478°W / 32.2758; -106.7478Coordinates: 32°16′33″N 106°44′52″W / 32.2758°N 106.7478°W / 32.2758; -106.7478
Campus Urban, 50 acres (20 ha)
Website bcomnm.org

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University is an osteopathic medical school located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Founded in 2013, the school is located on the campus of New Mexico State University. The medical school holds pre-accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.[2]


The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine was founded in 2013, at a cost of $85 million.[3] BCOM was granted applicant status in 2012 by the American Osteopathic Association, and ultimately received provisional accreditation in July 2015. BCOM will begin its first courses in 2016.[4] The new medical school has received about $110 million in donations from private investors.[5] BCOM is the first osteopathic medical school in New Mexico, and the second medical school in the state.[6]


The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine offers the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. Years 1 and 2 of the DO program consist primarily of classroom-based learning. Students will complete clinical clerkships during years 3 and 4 at one of five primary sites: Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Roswell, El Paso, Texas, or Tucson, Arizona. BCOM offers international elective clerkship rotations in Chihuahua, Mexico. BCOM also features the Burrell Health Policy Research Institute. In partnership with New Mexico State University, BCOM offers a DO/MBA dual degree option.

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine


BCOM consists of a newly constructed 80,000 square foot building located on the Arrowhead Research Park on the NMSU campus which is located next to the NMSU football stadium. Students at BCOM may access all of the campus facilities and resources at NMSU, and may opt to live in student housing.[7]

Graduate medical education[edit]

BCOM has facilitated the opening of over 100 new graduate medical education (GME) residency positions in family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, osteopathic neuromuscular medicine, sports medicine, and psychiatry.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stiles, Aaron (May 5, 2016). "Getting to know NM's first college of osteopathic medicine". NM Politics. The Round Up/Oncore Magazine. 
  2. ^ a b "Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) at New Mexico State University" (PDF). AACOM. 
  3. ^ Scots, Damon (Dec 9, 2014). "Las Cruces medical school gets crucial preapproval". 
  4. ^ Smith-Barrow, Delece (June 23, 2015). "As D.O. Medical Schools Expand, Applicants Have More Choices". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Ramirez, Steve (April 27, 2015). "Foundation set for Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine". Las Cruces Sun-News. Archived from the original on 3 November 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Willis, Damien (Feb 11, 2015). "New Las Cruces medical school moving forward ahead of schedule". Las Cruces Sun-News. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Overview" (PDF). BCOM. BCOM. 
  8. ^ Petersen, Vicki Martinka (August 24, 2016). "Building dreams: New COM reflects diversity of surrounding community". The DO. 

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