Program Highlights

  • 1+2 Program
  • Unopposed Community-Based
  • University Affiliated
  • Community Health Centers
  • Rural Continuity clinics
  • Legislative/Community Medicine Rotations
  • Comprehensive OB Program
  • Academic Half Day
  • Flexible Electives
  • Medical and Dental through University of New Mexico

Our Family Medicine Residency Program began in 1996 and is jointly sponsored by University of New Mexico, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe's only community health center. It is designed as a longitudinal and block based residency experience. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and fully meets the expectations of the American Board of Family Practice (ABFP). The continuity sites are at La Familia Community Health Center and a hospital run one. Additional training occurs at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, the offices of local physicians, and in rural settings.

First year training occurs at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque along with residents from the Albuqueruqe-based program as well as those training for placement in Roswell. Transfer to Santa Fe takes place at the end of Year 1. The second and third years in training are spent in community settings in Santa Fe and outlying areas. The curriculum is predominantly rotational in nature, with the continuity clinic providing a longitudinal patient base for each resident. The intention is to immerse the resident into a holistic approach to health care. Residents also have rural continuity clinic and projects that complement their exposure and training in rural New Mexico.