Affiliated Hospitals

The UNM School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine offers services and academic programs in many facilities in Albuquerque, the state and the world. Learn more about each facility by clicking on the tabs. 


University Hospital (UNMH) has been cited as one of the top performing hospitals in the US and ranked among the top 10 academic medical centers in the nation for primary care.  

UNMH is a 618-bed tertiary care facility and is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the state. It is also a principal primary care provider for most of its patients.  

Approximately 80,000 patients visit the UNMH emergency room a year. The Urgent Care Clinic sees about 20,000 patients a year. Most inpatients are admitted from the ER, urgent care clinic or other clinics. 

The hospital has a broad referral area including eastern Arizona, southern Colorado and west Texas. UNMH treat a diverse patient population, so 24-hour translator services are available.

The Albuquerque VA Medical Center (VA) is the only VA hospital in New Mexico. It serves as a referral institution for VA hospitals and clinics through parts of Texas, Colorado and Arizona. 

Approximately half of patients who visit our 404-bed facility live outside Bernalillo County. Most patients are males representing New Mexican Anglo, Hispanic and Native American tri-cultural backgrounds.

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is in the Rio Rancho City Center near the Rio Rancho City Hall and UNM West. Hospital-based UNM faculty physicians serve SRMC in radiology, pathology, emergency medicine, anesthesiology, psychiatry and as hospitalists. 

The 200,000-square-foot acute care facility houses 72 inpatient beds comprised of: 

  • Two 24-bed medical/surgical units 
  • 12 intensive care beds 
  • 12 senior behavioral health beds 

SRMC also offers 13 emergency medicine beds, two of which are equipped for behavioral health crisis intervention. 

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is part of the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Health System and the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Located 55 miles north of Albuquerque, this Santa Fe center has over 260 beds and more than 250 staff physicians in 22 medical specialties.  

Popular electives include hematology/oncology, women's health and alternative medicine.

San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Farmington is approximately 3 hours from Albuquerque, in the Four Corners. SJRMC doctors and staff practice primary and subspecialty medicine in a rural, small town setting. 

Available electives include cardiology, hematology/oncology, renal, hospitalist and endocrinology. The hospital has 230 beds. Housing is provided for rotating physicians. 

As part of the Center for Global Health, we offer a Global Health Residency Track to provide opportunities for residents in the Department of Internal Medicine to foster their interest in 
global health.  

The residency track includes curricular offerings in global health, the opportunity to engage in a Global Health Certificate Program, and the ability to engage in formalized clinical and/or research rotations at one our UNM partner sites in Chile, India or Kenya.