Why Primary Care in New Mexico?

The Land of Enchantment is the perfect place to serve your medical residency in primary care.

Primary care is the backbone of our healthcare system. With the shift to more patient-centered care, primary care physicians will lead the way towards delivering more preventative care for long-term health, while managing patients’ acute and chronic care. Especially in rural states, like New Mexico.


Nationally Acclaimed Program

The 2016 edition of the US News and World Report ranked the University of New Mexico second in the nation for rural medicine programs and in the top ten for family medicine programs.

Progressive Curriculum

“1+2” model offers you top quality training in an urban university setting during your intern year followed by two years of unopposed training at a rural care site. The experience will transform you into a highly-skilled family practitioner and a community healthcare leader.

Excellent Faculty Ratios

Low faculty to student ratios provide an excellent environment to form longitude learning relationships with mentors and receive personalized attention to better hone your medical skills.

High Board Pass Rates

Over the last five years our residency programs report a greater than 80% pass rate for Board first-time exam takers.

Community Connections

Our intimate rural clinics give you an opportunity to take a leadership role and participate in the communities you serve to

Stellar Placements

A majority of our alumni choose to join practices in New Mexico or neighboring states. Visit our residency programs to learn about each programs alumni’s successes and placements.

Beautiful Locations

Our four residency programs are located at the most scenic and serene sites that New Mexico has to offer. Learn all about what our Land of Enchantment has to offer you.