The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) at New Mexico State University is one of the newest medical colleges in the United States and one with a mission and vision focused on improving healthcare in the Southwestern United States and its border with Northern Mexico. BCOM’s Mission statement declares:
Para la gente y el futuro: For the people and the future, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University (BCOM) is dedicated to improving the health of the Southwestern United States and its border with Northern Mexico through culturally respectful undergraduate, graduate and continuing osteopathic medical education, research and its support of clinical service to the community.
Although the BCOM is freestanding, privately funded, separately licensed and independently operated college that is not a part of New Mexico State University (NMSU), it is very closely affiliated with NMSU. Through its innovative public-private partnership with NMSU, BCOM’s students have access to many NMSU facilities and services, such as library study spaces, athletics, intramural sports, some health services and recreational facilities. Students can also utilize NMSU’s housing and meal services, at an additional cost. BCOM’s faculty have the opportunity to receive faculty appointments and engage in joint research initiatives with NMSU.
BCOM’s 80,000 square foot newly constructed building is located at the Arrowhead Research Park on the NMSU campus. Arrowhead Center is focused on entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. BCOM also occupies 4,500 square feet of laboratory and support space located approximately 15 minutes from the main campus. The BCOM BioScience Research Laboratory (BSRL), a fully equipped BSL-2 facility, functions to support faculty driven research activities with supervised research opportunities for students.