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The Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program (aka Memorial Medical Center Family Medicine Residency) was established in 1996 and since then has placed over 50% of its graduates in New Mexico and west Texas, many in the immediate area.

Our mission at the SNMFMRP is to utilize our highly trained, bilingual and diverse faculty to provide high quality and comprehensive medical education.  Integrated Behavioral Health, Border Health and HIV care are some of our unique qualities.  With this, the SNMFMRP produces compassionate, outstanding board-certified Family Physicians, dedicated to delivering high quality comprehensive care to the patients and families of southern New Mexico.

We believe that the health of a nation is built on the foundation of primary care, and we are dedicated to making this foundation strong for our community by training highly skilled family physicians

The Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency is dedicated to provide residents with a well-rounded, full spectrum medical education.  We are a fully accredited, three-year Family Medicine residency program sponsored by Memorial Medical Center of Las Cruces, a LifePoint hospital.
The residency is affiliated with the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, but maintains its status as the only community based, unopposed, three-year Family Medicine residency in New Mexico. We offer a strong and varied experience including border health, integrated behavioral medicine, obstetrics, and rural medicine. We are committed to improving the health of the community we serve and to educating residents to be prepared to work in any environment.

 

Program Highlights

  • Single hospital with no competing residencies for inpatient care with experienced and dedicated full time faculty
  • Four months of electives
  • Integrated behavioral medicine
  • Active telemedicine program
  • Comprehensive HIV and Hepatitis C care
  • Strong adolescent education with four School Based Health Centers
  • Night float system
  • Protected time for core didactic conferences
  • Laptops and cell phones provided to all residents

 

Medical Student Rotations

Medical Student rotations (4 to 6 weeks) are available to any medical student at any stage of training.

Rotation availability varies with the time of year.  All rotations are on a first come first served basis.  The busiest time of the year is October thru February, so inquire early.

The educational component will vary depending on the student’s educational level. In general the student will spend mornings in the hospital (Memorial Medical Center) on the Family Medicine Service and afternoons in clinic at the Family Medicine Center on the MMC campus. The rotations are hands-on, and students can expect to participate in both inpatient and outpatient work-ups, and surgical procedures. Applicants will be working with a resident at both sites. Responsibility will increase based on year of training and demonstrated skill level.

Room and board is not available at this time.

Requirements for these rotations include an institutional medical malpractice policy (provided by the medical school), updated immunization information, and clearance where appropriate by the Human Resources Department.

For consideration please email information below to Donna Madrid, Assistant Program Coordinator at donna.madrid@lpnt.net.

  • Current CV
  • Letter of Interest

 

Observership Rotations:

Observership rotations are available to high school or college students considering a career in medicine or to graduates of medical schools approved by the New Mexico Medical Board. Observership rotations are 2 to 3 weeks.

Rotation availability varies with the time of year.  All rotations are on a first come first served basis.  The busiest time of the year is October thru February, so inquire early.

An observership is a clinical rotation that does not allow direct patient contact.  It is essential to understand this fact.  As opposed to a Medical Student, an observer does not have malpractice insurance coverage and thus cannot provide any patient care.  The observer will not be allowed interview, examine or provide any advice to patients.

Room and Board not available at this time.

Requirements for these rotations include clearance by the Human Resources Department which includes updated immunizations.
For consideration please email information below to Donna Madrid, Assistant Program Coordinator at donna.madrid@lpnt.net.

  • Current CV
  • Letter of Interest
  • USMLE Transcripts (if applicable)

 

Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program Director

John Andazola, MD, FAAFP was born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico where he attended New Mexico State University.  He received his MD from the University of New

Mexico School of Medicine in 1997, and completed residency at the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency program in 2000. Dr Andazola went on to complete a fellowship in Advanced Hospital Training for Family Physicians in Phoenix AZ, and a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Arizona from 2001-2003. After completion of the fellowships Dr. Andazola joined the fellowship faculty and later became director of the fellowship.

Dr. Andazola moved back to Las Cruces in January of 2009 and became program director in May of 2009. He is very happy to be back home!   Dr. Andazola’s interests are in medical education, hospital medicine, OB and border health. He is committed to his community and is committed to producing well rounded Family Physicians for southern New Mexico.

2450 South Telshor Boulevard Las Cruces, NM 88011
575-521-5479 – Office
575-521-5568 – Fax

www.nmfamilymedicine.org