Mailing Address:

MSC10 5530
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Address:
UNM Hospital

Ms. Hollie Medina, BA
Medical Education Program Specialist
Phone: 505-272-0932
Fax: 505-272-5821


Welcome to the University of New Mexico Diagnostic Radiology residency program!  Our program, located in the heart of New Mexico’s high desert, thoroughly prepares our residents for fellowship and practice opportunities across the country. 

Unique features of our program include:

Our broad spectrum of patient care - UNM Hospital houses the only Level I Trauma Center in the state and also features primary and subspecialty adult and pediatric care, along with an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Our patient mix provides an unparalleled range of radiology imaging and therapies.

Our organized teaching program - Cohesive lecture blocks and case conferences target each section of the ABR Core Examination. We have physics training across the curriculum including special preparatory and core-exam boot camps. R1 residents are guided through foundational year-long directed readings and teaching sessions.

Our resident-focused education - Our program, with few fellows, prioritizes resident education and training.  Residents perform procedures and interpret advanced examinations from their first year onward, preparing them to enter and be successful in competitive fellowships.  Find out where our residents are now.

Our location - Albuquerque is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, boasting highly accessible mountain biking, hiking, running, and road biking, as well as indoor and outdoor climbing.  Within easy reach are skiing, white water kayaking/rafting and world-class fly fishing.  New Mexico has 11 national parks and monuments, as well as a wide range of wilderness areas, and close proximity to the Southern Rockies.  Our temperate climate allows you to enjoy the outdoors year round.

Albuquerque is also an affordable, livable, mid-sized city, offering family activities (zoo, aquarium, children’s museum, water/amusement parks, and parks) and cultural and sporting events. 

Important updates for the 2017-8  interview season and 2018 Advanced Program Match:

Our program has converted to a traditional Advanced program, requiring a prerequisite, ACGME-accredited intern year prior to starting our program.  We will match one class of 6 residents in the 2018 match to join our Advanced program in 2019. 

You may complete an ACGME-accredited clinical year in internal medicine, emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, surgery or surgical subspecialties, ob-gyn, or any combination of these, or a transitional year, at a location of your choosing. 

If you are interested in Albuquerque for your internship, we will facilitate joint interviews with our program and UNM’s Preliminary Medicine or Transitional Surgery internship programs. 

We have been approved for one ESIR position per year in our Advanced Diagnostic Radiology residency program.  In addition, we have been approved for an Independent Interventional Radiology Residency program by the ACGME (2 positions). 

Please contact us with any questions about our program, our match process, or any further information.

Dr. Joanna Fair
Joanna Fair, MD, PhD
Program Director