Fellowship Areas

Based in New Mexico, UNM’s Health Sciences Center is the only academic medical center for the state. Our hospital system serves as the Level 1 trauma center for New Mexico and a tertiary referral center for the greater Southwest region. In addition, New Mexico has a long rich history and a strong rural base. Its diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population includes members from 19 Native American pueblos, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, Mescalero Apache tribe and the Navajo Nation. The Hispanic population in New Mexico is among the highest in the country.

All fellows coming to our programs have training opportunities with medically complex and culturally diverse patients.  

Addiction Psychiatry 

Our goal is to improve the emotional and physical health of all New Mexicans by focusing on the devastating effects of addictions. Our fellowship provides extensive training in screening, evaluation and treatment of addictive disorders. We have a talented and skilled faculty dedicated to education, research and clinical pursuits. Our fellowship offers unique rural and multicultural training experiences as well as those at these clinical sites: University Psychiatric Center, Addiction and Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP), Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center, Children's Psychiatric Center and the Truman Street Clinic. Click here for more information

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

Our program is interdisciplinary, multicultural, and developmental in orientation. We offer five tracks: clinical/psychotherapy, academic/research/, rural/telehealth, neurodevelopmental disorders and infant mental health. Fellows participate in the Rural and Community Behavioral Health program, working with telemedicine, and providing outreach services in rural areas throughout the state. Our Department also is involved in multidisciplinary research. Local research resources include the Mind Research Network  for neuroimaging. Click here for more information.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Our fellowship trains specialists to meet community needs and to educate other medical providers in effective elder care. Our program is designed to prepare fellows to assess and manage psychiatric problems confronting elderly patients and to expand expertise in consultation-liaison psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and eating disorders. Training settings include acute hospitalization, consultation-liaison, rehabilitation, nursing home, and outpatient. There are opportunities to focus on palliative care, sleep medicine, traumatic brain injury, neuroimaging, research, or other individual interests. Click here for more information.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Our Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Consultation Psychiatry Fellowship is the first and only fellowship of its kind available to qualified psychiatric residents in the state. It is a one-year program that trains fellows to act as expert psychiatric consultants in medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient settings. Areas of expertise that fellows develop during their training include: Psychiatric manifestations and complications of medical disease, medical manifestations and complications of psychiatric disease, and the interrelationship of psychological processes and physiological processes. Click here for more information.