Our Program Mission

The mission of the orthopaedic surgery residency program is to provide the foundation for a lifetime of learning and practice of orthopaedic surgery, and to produce graduates who exemplify the highest ideals of our profession. It is our purpose to excel in clinical service, education, and research while maintaining the highest ethical standards, providing compassionate healthcare services, and ensuring responsible stewardship of available resources.

Please visit the UNM School of Medicine (UNM SOM) website for details regarding resident benefits and salary. Considering children during residency? Please download the UNM SOM Houseofficers Regulations and Benefits Manual and peruse the maternity/paternity leave policy.