The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNM) Hospital has the only Level I trauma center and the only Level IV NICU 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.
The pediatric resident will have the opportunity to work closely with the multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive patient care for all of our pediatric patients. Through the various clinical rotations, the resident will gain experience caring for patients from extremely preterm neonates to adolescents, as well a wide variety of pediatric disease states. Our program will be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the PGY2 resident
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:
Inpatient Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Required Longitudinal Rotations
Research (research project with a publication ready manuscript)
Pediatric Pharmacy Staffing
Pediatric Continuity Clinic
Possible Elective Rotations
Additional Residency Experiences
Staffing one weekend a month in one of the Pediatric Critical Care units
Volunteer faculty appointment at the UNM College of Pharmacy for didactic lectures and student precepting
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:
Robert Hellinga, PharmD, BCPPS
Pediatric Pharmacist III
PGY-2 Pediatrics Residency 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.