HSC Health Education Center Phase III

$10 million

Funding is needed now to provide adequate classrooms for expanding class sizes to meet the state's shortage of health care professionals. Space needs are great at the HSC because of the increased class size in the College of Nursing to address nursing shortages statewide, the changes in curricula for the College of Pharmacy, the increased class size for the School of Medicine, growth in the occupational and physical therapy programs, and increases in the physician assistant program.

The current funding request includes classrooms and problem-based learning seminar rooms. Without this needed GO Bond funding, the HSC would be unable to respond to New Mexico's demand for health care professionals and the School of Medicine would not be able to expand its BA/MD program to address rural healthcare initiatives.