For nearly three quarters of a century The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Pharmacy faculty in partnership with New Mexico's pharmacy profession have continually forged new roles for pharmacists and new models of care that not only improve the health of our communities but also serve as practice laboratories to prepare our residents to lead the next generation of pharmacy providers.
New Mexico’s pharmacists can prescribe, dispense and administer a variety of Board-approved medications such as childhood and adult vaccinations, hormonal and emergency contraceptives, naloxone, smoking cessation agents, and travel medicines.
New Mexico is the first state to recognize and license advanced practice pharmacists (pharmacist clinicians) who provider direct care to patients. Pharmacist clinicians conduct medication reviews and physical assessments, order lab and diagnostic tests, and prescribe medication therapies.
As part of an academic health sciences center, interprofessional educational experiences flourish at UNM, providing our residents with vital training alongside medical, nursing and other health care professionals and preparing them to take their place as a critical part of the comprehensive health care team.
UNM’s pharmacy faculty collaborate across the health care spectrum to provide innovative practice sites in telemedicine, HIV care, transgender medicine, Hepatitis C, Medication Therapy Management, as well as advancing patient care in cardiology, nephrology, pulmonary, ambulatory care, neurology, pediatrics, hospice, and geriatrics.
Albuquerque, the state’s largest city, basks in 310 days of sunshine, combined with a mild, dry climate and four distinct seasons. Very low humidity means that even when temperatures rise, summer is always comfortable, and our sunny winters are comparatively mild.
The University of New Mexico campus comprises a small “city within a city” nestled at the base of the majestic Sandia mountains.
Daily walks throughout the year provide you with mini snapshots of New Mexican beauty - electric colors of blooming cacti and wildflowers in the spring, roadrunners darting to and fro in the summer, hot air balloons overhead in the autumn, luminarias lighting your path in the winter - all set against the backdrop of award-winning southwest architecture and beneath the canopy of awe inspiring big blue skies.
From the breathtaking views to resilient and diverse people to delicious chile-infused cuisine, New Mexico provides opportunities for constant amazement within a place and culture like no other.
REQUIRED 4-Week Rotations
2 months with RPD: Diabetes and CV Risk Reduction
2 months primary care in patients with HIV + Transgender health
1 month research
REQUIRED Longitudinal Rotations
Diabetes/CV Risk Reduction Clinic, one ½-day per week
Participation in Endocrinology teleECHO™ Clinic
Possible Elective Rotations
Outpatient Infectious Disease
Required rotations can be repeated as electives
Opportunity for new elective development
Additional Residency Experiences
Patient Care Lab instruction
Teaching Certificate Program
Gretchen M. Ray, PharmD, PhC, BCACP, CDE
Associate Professor, Dept of Pharmacy Practice
& Administrative Sciences
UNM College of Pharmacy
MSC09 5360 | 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy required prior to beginning of residency
Be eligible for New Mexico Pharmacist Licensure
Additional PGY2 Requirement: Completion of a PGY1 residency
Apply online using ASHP PhORCAS:
Letter of intent stating interests and goals
College of pharmacy transcripts
Three recommendations from healthcare professionals who can attest to your practice abilities
An on-site interview is required
Application deadline is early January annually (Please see our listings in the ASHP residency directory exact deadline)
About University of New Mexico Hospital
University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) is New Mexico’s only academic medical center that provides comprehensive care for the residents of New Mexico and the surrounding areas. UNMH has the only Level I trauma center in the area. UNMH also has an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center, a comprehensive stroke and neuro trauma service, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program, and adult and pediatric comprehensive psychiatry services.