Clinical Sites


UNM Psychiatric Center (UPC)

This facility is centerpiece around which clinical activities are organized. It typifies the community mental health center model and offers a rich diversity of patients. The hospital division consists of 47 beds: two general acute adult units and a 15 bed geriatric unit. There are also a 24-hour psychiatric emergency service, a full range of adult outpatient services, an ambulatory substance abuse program, a rape crisis clinic, and a children's outpatient program.



UNM Children's Psychiatric Center (CPC)

The programs of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provide residents with the opportunity to treat children of all ages and with a diversity of psychiatric and social problems. The Division operates a model 53 bed, cottage-style hospital, an adolescent inpatient unit, a psychiatric consultation service in the Department of Pediatrics, and the outpatient Programs for Children. The local Child Guidance Clinic also is affiliated with the Division.



UNM Hospital

This acute care general hospital of 384 beds is the site for several Resident experiences.These include: their choice of certain “medicine” rotations such as Emergency Medicine, Peds Clinic, Peds Ward, Outpatient Medicine Clinic and one of two months in Neurology. The Department also conducts psychiatric consultation and liaison activities in this, the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.



The New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System (NMVAHCS)

The VAMC provides residents the opportunity to work with outstanding Department of Psychiatry VA-Based faculty caring for veterans in a broad array of clinical settings. An affiliate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, the VMAC includes 24 psychiatric beds which support an acute general psychiatry program, a transitional program, a specialized post-traumatic stress disorders program, a substance use disorders program, an outstanding psychiatric consultation service and a variety of additional outpatient clinical settings.



Community Behavioral Health (CBH)

Rural psychiatry experiences are a popular option in the fourth year. These ambulatory care settings are developed throughout New Mexico and offer clinical and community systems experience.



Examples of Specific Rotation Opportunities

In PGY 3 and PGY 4 with the Department of Psychiatry, residents have diverse rotation choices based on their interests. Below is a partial list of these options.

  • Continuing Care Clinic
  • Short Term Assessment for Recovery and Treatment (START) Clinic
  • Addictions and Substance Abuse (ASAP) Programs
  • Truman Street Clinic (HIV/AIDS)
  • Refugee Clinic
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy ECT
  • South Valley Health Commons
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • COAST with Albuquerque Police Department Psychiatrist
  • Seniors Clinic
  • Treatment Resistant Affective Disorders Clinic (TRAD Clinic)
  • Substance use treatment for adolescents & young adults in recovery (STAR)
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry Clinic
  • Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)/Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TCDS) Services
  • Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Teleconsultation model)

Electives available at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC)

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)/Trancranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)/Ketamine Infusions
  • Mental Health Intensive Case Managment (MHICM)
  • Co-Occurring Pain Clinic
  • Substance Use Disorders (SUD)

The Department also has a network of contacts with the
Indian Health Service
Bernalillo County Detention Center
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute
and other public and private psychiatric clinics and hospitals throughout the State.