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Learn how to apply and meet admission requirements for the UNM Neurology Adult Residency Program at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

For more information, contact:
J.J. Maloney, Residency Coordinator

Adult Neurology Residency

The Neurology Residency Program at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque offers three years of training in neurology or child neurology and provides the foundation for academic, clinical or research-oriented careers in neurology. As a resident, you will work closely with faculty as they prepare for specialty board exams in neurology or child neurology, and for careers in academia or private practice.

Residents receive training at UNM Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Albuquerque, each of which has special patient populations, providing residents a broad range of clinical experiences. Faculty members supervise clinical services at both hospitals, ensuring that residents receive expert training in varied settings.

Both hospitals are equipped with excellent diagnostic facilities such as:

  • Computed Tomography scan (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)
  • Angiography
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Innovative Partnership

UNM and the MIND Institute have partnered to create the Mind Imaging Center (MIC), which houses a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, and a 4T scanner, both dedicated to neuro-imaging research. A second 1.5 Tesla scanner, located in UNMH, is dedicated to clinical studies. The MIC also operates a magneto-encephalography (MEG) instrument, which provides neuro-diagnostic information complementing the diagnostic information of EEG. Residents receive training in interpreting the information provided by these neuro-diagnostic tools and can elect to participate in ongoing research projects.

Rotations and Special Opportunities

The program offers 15 residency positions. In-depth training in diagnosis, patient care and treatment of adult neurological disease is supplemented by rotations in:

  • Pediatric neurology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Neuroradiology
  • Psychiatry

The UNM Child Neurology Residency Program complements our existing Adult Neurology Clinic. Residents will have special opportunities for research and/or extended training:

  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Dementia
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Stroke