Information for Applicants

Whether your passion is primary care or subspecialty training, our mission is to provide you with the foundation necessary to meet your professional goals. We want to excel as a leader in Family Medicine.

As a resident, you'll experience a wide-ranging curriculum in the clinic, hospital, and rural and urban New Mexico communities.

Through our clinical training, seminars, conferences, your residency experience has been designed to support the development of a well-rounded, self-motivated, confident and extremely competent family physician.

We endeavor to create tailored schedules that provide sufficient structure, with enough flexibility to spend time gaining skills in your areas of interest—from community-based and under-served medicine, to scholarship, international experiences and public health advocacy.

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted through ERAS. Application deadline is November 1st. Interview spots fill quickly; we encourage applying as early as possible. Interviews will be offered on most Tuesdays and Fridays from October to January.

All applicants must:

  • Sign up for The Match (only ERAS applications are accepted).
  • Pass the USMLE or COMLEX (we have no minimum score requirement or restrictions on attempts, but first attempt is preferred).
  • Graduate from medical school within the past three (3) years.
  • Have a valid work permit or be eligible for a J-1 visa (H-1 visas are not sponsored) if you are not a US citizen.

*For international applicants only: We welcome applications from international medical graduates. To apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Documentation of two years of hands on clinical experience (hospital-based), comparable to the US medical school curriculum (either during medical school or afterwards); we do not consider observerships or research.
  • Graduation from an approved list of schools as set by the Medical Board of California.

If you are selected for an interview, you will have two interviews with current residents and faculty. Due to COVID-19, interviews during the 2020-2021 season will be done via ZOOM. 

Accommodations Near UNM

For those coming from outside of Albuquerque, ask your hotel about a UNM discount rate for interviewees of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Check out our list of nearby hotels and restaurants. Some hotels offer shuttles to/from the airport and campus.

Clinic Sites

Address: 3401 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM—a ten-minute drive from UNM Hospital.

The North Valley Clinic is the newest and largest clinic in the UNM system. It houses:
  • 22 exam rooms
  • a radiology suite
  • a pharmacy
  • a laboratory
  • a large community meeting room
With physician attendings, residents, sports medicine fellows, a psychiatrist, psychologists, social workers and community health workers, the education for those residents assigned to North Valley is as diverse as the patient population.

At North Valley Clinic, residents also have access to specialty clinics including procedure clinic, ADOBE and Focus Clinics.
Address: 8200 Central SE, Albuquerque—a 15-minute drive from UNM Hospital.

Southeast Heights houses:
  • a radiology suite
  • a pharmacy
  • a laboratory
  • a community room

This clinic is located in a multicultural, low-income area of the Southeast Heights sector of Albuquerque. A multi-faceted team approach helps to meet the needs of the patient community which is largely comprised of immigrant and refugee communities. In-house community health workers and social workers are an integral part of the care team.

Residents who are assigned to Southeast Heights for their continuity clinic will have access to specialty clinics as well, including procedure clinics, ADOBE, Focus, Milagro and Transgender Health Clinic. In addition, Southeast Heights has a sizeable obstetric practice with access to colposcopy training.
Address: 801 Vassar Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM—a five-minute walk from UNM Hospital.

The IHS Indian Hospital Clinic is immediately east of UNM Hospital. We serve Native Americans belonging to over 400 distinct tribes—with many visits coming from local Pueblo Indians and members of the Navajo Tribe.

Our patient population is skewed towards younger ages, with the majority being female. This clinic is a good option for residents interested in working with Native Americans or with an interest in women’s health and OB/GYN.

Providers in the primary care clinics include:
  • Family physicians who have lived and worked on regional reservations
  • Two nurse practitioners
  • Nurse practitioner and physician assistant students
  • A radiologist

Additionally, the clinic includes a behavioral health department, optometry clinic, pharmacy and laboratory.

UNM Family Medicine is the only residency program in the country with an IHS clinic as an option for continuity clinic training.
Address: 2100 North Centro Familiar SW, Albuquerque, NM—a 15-minute drive from UNM Hospital.

The First Choice Community Healthcare clinics are part an eight-clinic network from Edgewood to Belen. These Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) offer primary care to all patients, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or immigration status.

This clinic includes 23 exam rooms, 2 procedure rooms and a dental clinic, as well as a community meeting space. We are joined by a cardiologist two days per week who provides consultation for challenging cases. We also employ 2 pediatricians and a substance abuse counselor.

All staff are bilingual. We recommend that our residents also speak Spanish, since about one half of our patients are Spanish speakers.

Residency Photo Gallery

Dan Waldman, MD FM Residency Program Director
Dan Waldman, MD FM Residency Program Director
Enjoying the Land of Enchantment
Enjoying the Land of Enchantment
Our Residents
Our Residents
Community Support
Community Support
Residents on our hospitalist service
Residents on our hospitalist service
Resident retreat
Resident retreat
Residents learning
Residents learning
Residency faculty
Residency faculty
Team building
Team building