Residencies & Fellowships 

The UNM Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine offers high-quality, flexible residencies and fellowships in Albuquerque. Our programs provide opportunities for impactful research, a spectrum of clinical rotations, didactics and more.

Anesthesiology faculty and residents are a close-knit group focused on teamwork and building a healthy work/life balance. And living in beautiful Albuquerque—where outdoor activities and cultural events are around every corner—you will have plenty to do outside the hospital.

Continue your medical education at UNM. Apply for residency to journey towards becoming a physician.

Anesthesiology Residency

This four-year, nationally accredited training program includes a one-year internship and three years of clinical anesthesiology. You will have a diversity of patients, including pediatric, ICU and trauma cases. Upon graduation, you will be prepared for a career in general or academic anesthesiology.

Learn from more than 60 providers who deliver anesthesiology care to a range of subspecialties.

You'll work alongside expert faculty members who have trained in accredited programs in the US and abroad. The department is fully represented in all subspecialties of anesthesiology.

Residents train at several sites:

  • UNM Hospital
  • Outpatient Surgery and Imaging Services
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

UNM offers a flexible work and call schedule with competitive benefits. Explore residency options now.

Fellowship Opportunities

Pain Medicine Fellowship

Build upon your expertise by completing a fellowship through the Division of Pain Medicine. This ACGME-accredited 12-month program will prepare you to offer high-tech, effective pain solutions in clinical and ICU settings.

Pain medicine fellows train in the latest techniques, including:

  • Fluoroscopy
  • Neurolytic blocks
  • Somatic and sympathetic blocks
  • Spinal cord and peripheral stimulation
  • Ultrasound-guided approaches

Care for diverse patients with complex pain conditions. Learn more about this fellowship.

Regional Anesthesia Fellowship

In this 12-month program, you’ll train in the inpatient Acute Pain Service with adult patients and care for pediatric patients at UNM Children’s Hospital. One day a week, you will rotate in the OR as an attending.

Master techniques in all aspects of regional anesthesia, such as nerve blocks, trunk blocks and continuous catheter techniques. Get more information.