Infectious Diseases PGY2 Residency

The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) is the state's only Level 1 Trauma and academic medical center.  UNMH provides acute medical care for patients from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas.  New Mexico is endemic for unique pathogens, including Hanta virus, plague, and Coccidoidomycoses.

Our program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

One-of-a-Kind Experience

Interact with some of the most diverse patient populations in the nation while training with Infectious Disease providers in an interdisciplinary health care setting. Learn more about the facilities at University of New Mexico Hospital here.

Infectious Diseases Residency

  • Get hands-on experience in a variety of Infectious Disease settings through 4-week and longitudinal rotations
  • Clinical staffing in Antimicrobial Stewardship (every 3 weeks)
  • Obtain Pharmacist Clinician licensure (PhC)
  • Participate in TeleECHO clinics (HIV, HCV, Antimicrobial Stewardship)

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Adult Infectious Diseases (x3)
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (x2)
  • Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinics

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy or HIV clinic (half day per week)

Elective Rotations

  • HIV Outpatient Clinic
  • ICU
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Transplant

Teaching Opportunities

Share knowledge and expand your teaching skills through opportunities at the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy:

  • Precept UNM College of Pharmacy students
  • Provide didactic lectures, small group facilitation, and patient care lab instruction
  • Optional teaching certificate program

PGY2 Residency Benefits

As a PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacotherapy resident, you'll receive:

  • Salary of about $53,000
  • Nine holidays, 10 vacation days, and up to 10 days of professional leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Registration and travel to attend two professional meetings per year

Live in New Mexico

Enjoy living in the warm Southwest, where it's sunny more than 300 days each year. You'll find ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, a thriving arts community and delicious local cuisine.

Requirements for PGY2 Residency Applicants

Apply for the PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacotherapy residency if you:

  • Hold a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Are eligible for New Mexico pharmacist licensure
  • Completed a PGY1 residency
  • UNM Hospital participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Carla Walraven, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID
Infectious Disease PGY2 Residency Program Director
Phone: 505-272-4669
Fax: 505-272-2037

Apply for a Pharmacy Residency

Apply online using PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service). You'll need to submit:

  • Letter of intent describing your interests and goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College of pharmacy transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendations from health care professionals who can speak to your practice abilities
Application deadline is Jan. 4, 2021.

Onsite Interview

After we review your application, you may receive an invitation for an on-site interview. This interview is required for admission.

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