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Resident Life

UNM Interventional Radiology Residents enjoy life outside of work. 

Many residents enjoy outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, mountain and road biking, camping, indoor and outdoor climbing, and running, all accessible in Albuquerque or within a close drive. New Mexico’s national parks/monuments and wilderness areas offer natural beauty and weekend adventures. World-class fly fishing, whitewater rafting/kayaking, and the Southern Rockies are within easy reach. Temperate winters and summers allow outdoor activities year round.

Our family-friendly training program allows residents to enjoy many activities such as visiting city parks, the Albuquerque Biopark (a combined zoo, aquarium, and botanic gardens), Explora (children’s science museum) and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Albuquerque has a great public library system, as well. Residents with school-aged children may choose among public, charter, parochial, and private schools for their education. Many residents (with or without children) buy houses as their resale value remains high.

Through UNM, residents have discounted access to sporting and cultural events, including UNM Lobos games and Broadway shows at Popejoy Hall. Community events include the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Albuquerque Little Theatre, Ballet Repertory Theatre of New Mexico, Santa Fe Opera, and Albuquerque Isotopes minor league baseball. The art galleries and museums of Santa Fe are only a 1-hour drive to the north.

Residents and faculty also socialize outside of work, including happy hours at many of the local brew pubs and outdoor activities such as group camping.