UNM GME Eligibility Criteria


  • Physicians who are not US Citizens or Permanent Residents must have a vaild work authorization, on a J-1 Visa.  All J-1 Visas are sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.  No other visas are accepted for trainig at UNM in Graduate Medical Education.  This requirement is consistent with the AAMC guidelines for Graduate Medical Education Programs. 
    Houseofficers who are unable to obatin initial sponsorship of a J-1 Visa through the ECFMG within thirty (30) days of their start date may be released from the training program.  Eligibility for training at UNM does not guarantee future eligibility for granting of an unrestricted professional license by the New Mexico Medical Board.
  • University standard and federal law requires all Houseofficers to be investigated through the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Investigator General (OIG) and Government Services Administration (GSA). The OIG and the GSA have the authority to exclude individuals and businesses who have engaged in fraud of Medicare, Medicaid, or other Federal health care programs from receiving payment or reimbursements from a Federal health care program. Federal programs include NIH, Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Veteran Programs, and others. Cases for exclusion include: convictions for program related abuse, patient abuse, licensing board actions, and default on health education assistance loans.
  • Houseofficers must be eligible for employment as verified by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA). Individuals on the OIG/GSA Exclusion List will not be considered for hire. Once hired, periodical checks will be made for eligibility of continued employment. Houseofficers who appear on the list after the initial hiring will be excluded from the UNM HSC training programs. Houseofficers will have the right to the appeal process developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Investigator General.
  • The Office of Graduate Medical Education will be responsible for the initial check on OIG/GSA and EPLS databases. Thereafter, a periodic list of Houseofficers physicians will be provided to the HSC Compliance Office. The Houseofficers Physician Contract will include an acknowledgement by the Houseofficers that they have not been disqualified from the CMS list of physicians.
  • University of New Mexico sponsored program participate in the National Resicency Mathch Program and other speciality matches to fill their positions.  UNM is an equal opportunity employer and makes selections based on perparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation adn integrity.  Programs do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, ancestry or medical conditions or ACGME required status.