Family Friendly Medical School Survey – New Mexico
Family friendly survey results.
University of New Mexico
Date Submitted/Updated: Oct 2001
Number or % male students: 44%
Number or % female students: 56%
Total number of medical students: 295
Average age of students: 25.3
Number or % of students aged over 25 at time of entry: 44%
Number or % of students aged over 30 at time of entry: 16%
Number or % of students aged over 35 at time of entry: 6%
Number or % of married students: Not asked
Number or % of students with children: Unknown, estimate that about 30% of students are parents by graduation.
Number of % of ‘non-traditional’ medical students (using schools definition of such): 16% generally older than 30 at time of entry.
Does the school offer on campus family housing? No
Does the school offer campus childcare for medical students? No
Does the school offer a mentoring program for students with children? Same as program offered all students.
What maternity leave options are available to women students? Can take leave. However, leave during the basic science education often requires it being for a few weeks or a full year since these courses are offered only once a year and to miss more than 2-3 weeks is impossible to make up. During the clinical years they can float a rotation. There is enough time in the schedule that a student could take 8 weeks off and still graduate on time. Longer than that is likely to delay graduation.
Please describe any other options or services available for students with families and/or pregnant or nursing mothers. The same options, support and courtesies offered to all students. Nursing mothers and pregnant women can alter their schedule within the limitations noted above.
Average number of class hours per day: During basic science years 5. During clinical years the student can range from 40-80 hour weeks depending on the service. We follow the same criteria as the ACGME about an 80 hour work week is maximum.
Average number of patient contact hours each day: Average numver of patient contact hours each day – during basic science years <1, during clinical years 6-24 depending on the service.
Does the school offer (formally or informally) the opportunity to extend the first two years (class) of medical school over three or more years? No, as a PB: curriculum things are very integrated and hence lock step.
Does the school offer (formally or informally) the opportunity to extend the second two years (clinical) of medical school over three or more years? Yes
Does the school offer any ‘family friendly’ residency opportunities?. If so, please describe. –
Does the school offer part time or job share residencies? No
Contact email or web address for further information on the school.