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The First-Year at SCNM

The First Year at SCNM
"There is an overwhelming sense of community among the student body at SCNM.  Life as a new medical school student can be intimidating and stressful, but the support that I received from my study group, classmates, teaching assistants, and professors not only made my first year a success, but a fun experience as well." Kelly Romero, SCNM student

Your exciting first year at SCNM awaits! You are about to embark on a life-changing journey, and we’re here to make your transition into medical school as smooth as possible.

New Student Orientation 

Your first five days of school arm you with the knowledge you need to hit the ground running when classes begin! Explore the campus and medical center and get to know your classmates who will become your family for the next four years. During New Student Orientation, you will:

  • Get to know SCNM faculty and staff who will support you through your journey here
  • Learn how to succeed in your classes and manage your finances during school
  • Explore student clubs, organizations and support services available at SCNM

Student Mentors

We do our best to match every first-year student with someone who has common interests – for example, if you are from Michigan, we would match you with an SCNM student from the same area, if possible. The student affairs team plans a fun event for all mentors and mentees to come together during orientation: roller skating, trips to the Desert Botanical Gardens, and much more.