Family Medicine Residency

Welcome to the UNM Department of Family and Community Medicine’s residency program.

Resident education is our top priority. We strive to cultivate leaders in clinical skills, program innovation and community based participatory work. In New Mexico, we have the honor to partner with a patient population that is diverse in many ways.

Whether your goals are full-spectrum, urban, rural or subspecialty training, your training here will be the foundation that you need to succeed in any role after graduation. Our curriculum is structured to provide the needed experiences, while also maintaining flexibility to tailor your residency education to your needs and interests.

UNM Family Medicine residency has strong training in Women’s Health (we are a RHEDI site, and have a Maternal and Child Health fellowship), Addiction medicine, Population Health/Advocacy and a general focus on supporting medically underserved communities.

Faculty Perspectives

"I love my job. When I think about what grounds me to my work, I think of the privilege to walk alongside the next generation of Family Medicine Doctors as they journey through residency.”

Dr. David Stromberg

Experiences at Four Continuity Clinics

Our four continuity clinics have their own unique characteristics.

  • At the Southeast Heights clinic, residents will learn about refugee and immigrant health, along with other specialty clinics like a Transgender health clinic, and a clinic focused on adolescents who have been recently incarcerated (ADOBE).
  • Residents may work at the Indian Health Service clinic, which is the only federal IHS clinic associated with a residency program in the country.
  • North Valley clinic is the perfect place to get to know the folks who make up the “heart of New Mexico.”
  • At the First Choice South Valley clinic, residents get the FQHC experience with a primarily Spanish-speaking patient population.
Throughout medical school, I realized that what was most important to me was to have long-term relationships with patients, to allow me to work with different generations of the same family. It was clear to me that UNM matched my goals in every way!
Dr. Carlos Cano, UNM FM Residency Graduate, Class of 2020

Comprehensive and Compassionate Care

Our curriculum will enable you to explore both the science and art that forms the basis of patient care and healthcare system leadership.  Our curriculum is designed to provide excellent clinical training, plenty of elective time for an education shaped by your needs, and a unique and superlative population health curriculum to support your leadership skills in health-care equity for all communities.

Explore the residency curriculum here.