Emergency Medicine Residents

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine residency in emergency medicine is three-year training program with 12 residents per year and ACGME accredited Fellowships in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and EMS, plus a Sports Medicine Fellowship through Family Medicine, Palliative Care through Internal Medicine and a non ACGME accredited Wilderness Fellowship. The program was established in 1987 and is nationally known for its unique location and culture, its Critical Care training, innovative simulation center, injury prevention research, wilderness, disaster and international medicine, EMS activities, and strong focus on community service.

Requirements to Train at UNM

  • Eligibility: Graduate of an LCME accredited medical school in U.S.or Canada. Graduate of an AOA accredited osteopathic school in U.S. International Medical Graduate with a valid ECFMG certificate or Fifth Pathway completed in an LCME accredited medical school. U.S. citizen, US permanent resident with a valid work permit, visitor with a J-1 Visa. *Trainees will not be allowed to participate in any educational activity, including orientation, until all work authorization documentation is received at the office of GME. DS 2019 must be indicated by the ECFMG as complete one week prior to start date. Non NRMP trainees will be subject to withdrawal offer to train at UNM HSC for failure to comply.
  • Selection: UNM sponsored programs participate in the NRMP and other specialty matches to fill positions. The University is an Equal opportunity employer.
  • Level of Appointment: The level or appointment within the training program is determined by the number of years of postgraduate training which are approved by, and acceptable to the Residency Review Committee and certifying board of the particular current specialty of pursuit. Licensure: The NM Board of Medical Examiners issues a training license through the GMEffice to houseofficers to participate in residency programs. Any activity outside the training program (i.e. moonlighting) requires a New Mexico license to practice medicine
  • Educational Activities: Housestaff participate in the teaching programs and in the educational activities of their individual departments under the guidance and direction of the Department Chairman, Program Director and the Chief of Service to which they are assigned.
  • USMLE Step III: Application must be made to Federation of State Medical Boards approximately one month prior to end of Intern year. All residents must pass USMLE Step III to be eligible for promotion to the HO III level. Application for unrestricted medical licenser Public Service license must be made at the same time from NM Medical Board in Santa Fe.
  • Drug Screen: Urine Testing is required for some affiliated institutions.

Applying to Our Residency

  • We participate in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS)
  • Completed applications must be received by November 1
  • Interviews offered by invitation only
  • We encourage interested students to rotate in our emergency department (but this is not required for an interview or to match here!)
  • We require 3 letters of recommendation with at least 2 letters from EM faculty.

Contact us

Please contact the Education office if you have questions:

Shelby Madrid
Residency Coordinator
(505) 272-0444

Ryan Van Otten
Medical Education Program Manager
(505) 272-6524

Laren Jaramillo
Residency Scheduler
(505) 272-3833