Class of 2015 receives their white coats at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M, in August 2011.
The UNM School of Medicine's first buildings included a former soda bottling plant (above) and an abandoned mortuary.
Dr. Morrison is the vice chancellor of academic affairs at the UNM Health Sciences Center.
The UNM School of Medicine, which accepted its first class in 1964, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
From left to right, Suzanne Quillen, member of the UNM Board of Regents and chair of the Health Sciences Center Board of Directors; Dr. Ralph Fitz; Dr. Grahame Fitz; UNM Health Sciences Chancellor Dr. Paul Roth; and Tracy Fitz, cut the ribbon to Reginald Heber Fitz Hall. The building, formerly known as the Basic Medical Sciences Building, was renamed in honor the School of Medicine's first dean on August 1, 2014.
First-year medical students.
Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine dean, congratulates Tracy Fitz during the dedication of a building named in her father's honer. The medical school's Basic Medical Sciences Building was recently renamed to honor the school's first dean, Reginald Heber Fitz.
UNM dental hygiene students gain clinical experiences while improving community access to oral health care.
The UNM School of Medicine's Basic Medical Sciences Building was renamed and dedicated in honor of the school's first dean, Reginald Heber Fitz, on August 1, 2014.
The UNM BA/MD program trains a diverse group of 28 native New Mexican high school seniors annually.
Dr. Reginald Heber Fitz was founding dean of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, which welcomed its first class in 1964.