Preventive Medicine Residency Eligibility Requirements

The UNM Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program is two years in length, at the PGY-2 and PGY-3 levels.

To be eligible to apply for the residency, physicians must complete at least one year of an ACGME-accredited clinical training program (PGY-1) prior to beginning the UNM PMR program. This must include:

  • At least 11 months of direct patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Demonstration of competency in the following fundamental clinical skills as provided by a summative competency-based performance evaluation from the program director:
    • obtaining a comprehensive medical history;
    • performing a comprehensive physical examination;
    • assessing a patient’s medical conditions;
    • making appropriate use of diagnostic studies and tests;
    • integrating information to develop a differential diagnosis; and
    • developing, implementing, and evaluating a treatment plan. 

International medical graduates must be US citizens, be permanent residents, or be eligible for J-1 visa. Our institution does not sponsor H-1 visas.

Materials Required

  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Three letters of recommendation. One letter is required from the applicant’s residency Program Director. If in more than one residency program, please provide a Program Director’s Letter of Recommendation from each program.
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Transcript of USMLE or COMPLEX scores
  • Summative evaluation of ACGME-approved training from the Residency Program Director of all previous programs