ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The new Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces is gearing up for its first class of 162 students.
The college’s $35 million, 80,000-square-foot building is now complete, with furniture scheduled for move-in this month, Burrell’s founding dean and chief academic officer, George Mychaskiw, said this week.
“We got the certificate of occupancy this week,” he told the New Mexico Biotechnology Association at a presentation in Albuquerque. “All employees will move in by July 18, and Aug. 8 begins the first day of orientation for students. Hard-core classes will start Aug. 13.”
The college, located on seven acres at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Research Park, is New Mexico’s first private medical school, and only the second in the state after the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.