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BCOM Announces 147 Graduating Doctors Largest Graduating Class Among Regional Medical Schools This Year

Date: Friday, May 3, 2024 at 10AM

Location: Pan American Center, 1810 E. University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88003

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Key Note Speaker: Dr. Robert Cain, President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine will address the graduating class. Over the past two decades, Dr. Cain has served on a number of local, state, and national committees, task forces, and boards in a variety of roles. As a specialist in pulmonary medicine, Dr. Cain was originally board certified in both internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, he was recertified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM) in pulmonary medicine in 2018.

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) is set to celebrate its fifth graduating class on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 10:00 AM. The ceremony will take place at the Pan American Center at 1810 E. University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88003.

BCOM is proud to announce the graduation of 147 student doctors, making it the largest graduating class among medical schools in the region this year. This achievement also comes on the heels of BCOM receiving the highest accreditation from American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA); which is Ten Years with Exceptional Outcome and affirming BCOM’s commitment and dedication in warranting the success of our student doctors.

“This commencement ceremony represents a culmination of years of hard work and dedication from our graduating students. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and excited to see them embark on their careers as healthcare professionals, making a positive impact in the communities they serve,” said John Hummer, President of BCOM.

Our graduating doctors have placed into high profile residency programs, including:

  • Allergy and immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical genetics
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Preventive medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Burrell was founded in 2013, welcoming its inaugural class in 2016 in Las Cruces, NM. With this current graduating class BCOM will have 711 students who have graduated and successfully entered various fields of medicine. In July BCOM will welcome students to its new second campus located in Melbourne, FL.

“We also recognize the outstanding faculty, staff and our valued hospitals, clinics and community physicians who have played a pivotal role in shaping the educational experiences of our students. Together, we are committed to fostering excellence in medical education and preparing compassionate physicians who will address the healthcare needs of our region and beyond,” added William Pieratt, Executive Vice President, Academic Services, Dean & Chief Academic Officer.

For more information about Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and its programs, please visit

About Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine:

Burrell is a four-year, private osteopathic, student-centered medical school utilizing the latest medical education technologies and methods to ensure student success in all fields of medicine. Burrell has two campuses, Las Cruces, NM and Melbourne, FL.