The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNM) Hospital has the only Level I trauma center in the area. The 619-bed acute tertiary care facility provides state-of-the-art patient care through inpatient outpatient clinics and emergency services. UNMH also has an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center, a comprehensive stroke and neurology trauma service, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery program, and adult and pediatric comprehensive psychiatry services. UNMH annually manages more than: 93,000 emergency visits, 7,000 trauma cases,18,000 surgeries and almost 500,000 outpatient clinic visits.
This specialized residency in Emergency Medicine is designed to provide the resident with immersive emergency medicine training in a fast-paced academic Level I Trauma Center. The strong support of pharmacy services in the ER from the Department of Emergency Medicine in addition to the close association the program maintains with the UNM College of Pharmacy affords the resident opportunity to train in a unique multidisciplinary environment.
New Mexico is the first state to recognize and license advance practice pharmacists (pharmacist clinicians) who provide direct care to patients. Pharmacist clinicians conduct medication reviews and physical assessments, order lab and diagnostic tests, and prescribe medication therapies. 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 vaccines.
Albuquerque, New Mexico’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 closest ski area is a 45 minute drive away, exceptional hiking trails in the Sandia Mountains are a 20 minute drive from anywhere in the city. The state provides endless natural sources of wonder and adventure spanning the dramatic northern mountains to the stark beauty of open spaces like our eastern high plains and southern deserts.
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:
Emergency Medicine Precepting
Stewardship (Antimicrobial/ Antithrombosis)
Required Longitudinal Rotations
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Response/Disaster Management
Research (research project with a publication-ready manuscript)
Possible Elective Rotations
Emergency Medicine Precepting II
Infectious Disease Consult
Additional Residency Experiences
Staffing 1 weekend/month in a critical care area
Didactic Lectures at the College of Pharmacy
Teaching Certificate Program (optional)
Ride along experiences with ambulance services, including fixed wing, and EMS consortium
Statistics for Pharmacy Residents
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
New Mexico pharmacist licensure eligibility
Completed PGY1 residency
Apply online using ASHP Phorcas
For more information contact:
Preeyaporn Sarangarm, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Emergency Medicine PGY2 Program Director
UNM Hospitals Pharmacy Administration 2211 Lomas Blvd NE
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.