General Surgery Residency
Welcome to The University of New Mexico General Surgery Residency Program. Our program is a fully accredited program that is approved to graduate six chief residents per year. We pride ourselves on having a comprehensive clinical training program with a high operative volume that treats a diverse population with a broad spectrum of diseases.
UNM Hospital is New Mexico's only Level 1 Trauma Center and NCI Cancer Center. Our program is strong in many surgical disciplines including trauma/critical care, acute care surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, oncologic surgery, pediatric surgery, vascular surgery, burn and plastic surgery. We tailor the training of our residents to suit their interests. Residents have been able to pursue additional training during their residency including dedicated research fellowships and critical care fellowship as well as obtain additional degrees.
Residents rotate to a variety of hospitals including UNM Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho.
We also have the unique opportunity of performing surgeries in rural communities, having partnered with Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo in 2015. Residents get additional exposure here to orthopedics, urology and obstetrics and gynecology, in addition to general surgery. Our goal is to prepare surgeons for a wide range of careers. We have graduates who have continued directly into private practice general surgery as well as into advanced surgical fellowships. I invite you to view the page with the destination of our recent graduates. Additionally, we have an excellent board passages rate with a 100% first time pass for the qualifying exam since 2012.
I look forward to helping you achieve your career goal!
Edward Auyang, MD, MS, FACS
Residency Program Director, General Surgery
Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery
- All applications are accepted through ERAS only
- All positions are accepted through the NRMP only
- A 230 or better on USMLE steps; first attempt only
- 3 letters of reference required
- Graduation date two years or less
- IMG’s must have a valid ECFMG by time of credentialing
- USMLE required for DO applicants