Internal Medicine Residency

Internal Medicine Residency Program

Internal Medicine Residency

The Internal Medicine Residency Program will prepare you to be a competent, competitive and compassionate internist in any field you choose. Whether you aspire to be an academic sub-specialist or a rural primary care doctor, our program has the committed faculty, diversity of clinical exposure, innovative educational curriculum and flexible scheduling to help you reach your goals.

The University of New Mexico Hospital and the VA Medical Center are the largest teaching hospitals in the state and serve as referral centers for a geographic area that extends into neighboring states. Add the fact that UNM Hospital is a county hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, and you get unparalleled clinical diversity under the umbrella of an outstanding academic institution committed to underserved communities..

Prepare for your career in a supportive learning environment

Our community of residents, faculty and staff are here to support you through the most exciting and challenging time of your life. We pride ourselves on creating a culture that replaces the typical hierarchy of medical education with a learning environment defined by mutual respect, intellectual curiosity and resident teamwork, while preserving resident autonomy in clinical decision making. Our program administration and faculty are attentive and responsive to residents’ needs, resulting in a program that is always evolving to create the most academic, flexible and supportive training.


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Residency Program Director

Jennifer Jernigan, MD

Jennifer Jernigan, MD, has been named Vice Chair, Office of Education and Residency Program Director for Internal Medicine as of July 1, 2013. Dr. Jernigan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Jernigan attended medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She was a resident in the Internal Medicine program from 1996 to 1999 and a Chief Resident from 1999-2000. She has served as a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine, working at the 1209 Clinic and more recently at the Southwest Mesa Clinic. Dr. Jernigan has been an Associate Program Director in the Office of Education since 2003, working closely with the residents both on the outpatient and inpatient settings.