Welcome to the UNM Department of Psychiatry Residency Program!

Pamela Arenella, M.D.
Pamela Arenella, M.D.
Residency Training Director

We have a strong program that emphasizes personal growth and development of your individual areas of interest. Your training will also include a well-rounded balance of neurobiological, psychological, and socio-cultural aspects of psychiatry. Our faculty members are an enthusiastic group of educators with national, and sometimes international, reputations in their areas of expertise.

We pride ourselves on attracting outstanding young physicians committed to participating in an exciting and innovative training experience and in making a difference in the lives of underserved populations. Our clinical services feature a wide array of culturally-diverse patients drawn from community-based programs and our university community.

We have developed an excellent national reputation in many areas. Among these are:

  • Rural psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy training
  • Biological and psychosocial research
  • Top fellowship opportunities in geriatrics, addictions, and child psychiatry

Our program is committed to the education of trainees as the primary mission. To support this, we have unique programs including:

I invite you to explore the website to learn more. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. I hope to meet you soon!

Pamela Arenella, M.D.
Residency Training Director

A few words from . . .
Peggy Rodriguez, MD,
PGY 4 and Chief Resident, VAMC (2011-2012)