To advance the strength and sustainability of those who UNM Medical Group serves in an effort to improve access to health care in communities throughout New Mexico. We place a strong emphasis on supplying high caliber staff to rural and medically underserved areas at affordable rates.
The UNMMG Locum Tenens and Specialty Extension Services Program started in 1993 with an appropriation from the State of New Mexico. It originally was an opportunity for faculty and residents at the University of New Mexico to serve as temporary providers in Rural locations for short periods of time. It has grown to include not only faculty and residents but providers from outside the University system as well. Our Locums providers are a widely varied group from those just out of Residency, exploring their options, to those who are semi-retired who desire to practice on a part-time basis and continue to earn income. We also have many specialists including, but not limited to Surgeons, OB’s and Psychiatrists. Providers can pick and choose which assignments and which days they prefer to work. This provides for an extremely flexible schedule. Our compensation is competitive and we offer many travel benefits. Please see our provider page for more details.
New Mexico Communities Served
New Medical Director
The UNM Medical Group would like to announce Dr. Melissa Martinez as the Medical Director of the Locum Tenens and Specialty Extension Services Program. Dr. Martinez is a long-time Lobo; earning her Bachelor’s from UNM, graduating from the UNM School of Medicine and completing her Residency with the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is currently a Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and provides clinical services at LoboCare Clinic. Dr. Martinez is a distinguished member and past President of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is also the current Co-Chair of the Immunization Practice Advisory Committee and is working to increase the immunization rates in New Mexico. Locum Tenens and Specialty Extension Services is pleased and excited to have Dr. Martinez on our team!
We also wish to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Byrch Williams for his dedication and service to Locums over the past years. We wish him well as he moves on to new horizons!