The Division of Palliative Care offers an accredited one-year in Fellowship Palliative Care ProgramApplications are accepted only through the"Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 

Division of Palliative Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131
Phone: (505) 272-4868
Fax: (505) 272-9134

Clinical services:

• UNM Health Palliative Care
• UNM Health Locations

Affiliated Clinics, Programs and Departments

Arts in Medicine

Photo: Woman playing HarpThe University of New Mexico Arts-in-Medicine Program (AIM), based at the University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH),has five branches or arms that provide different services and have different functions. These five branches are:

  1. Clinical Services: Creative encounters for patients and families, as well as staff and providers at The University of New Mexico Hospitals
  2. Education: Courses for main campus, north campus, and community groups; trans-disciplinary, study abroad course in South Africa; certification program in progress
  3. Research: Various projects to evaluate the program as a whole as well as specific interventions for specific populations
  4. Community Outreach: Local and regional projects to promote and develop arts and healthcare programs in other facilities and organizations
  5. International Collaboration: Work with various international organizations and universities to promote and develop arts and healthcare programs in other countries; several projects currently underway in South Africa. For more information, visit the Arts in Medicine website.

Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic

Project ECHO logoThe Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic assists clinicians who lack access to palliative care specialists. An interdisciplinary team of palliative consultants supports and educates providers in the provision of multifaceted palliative care. The clinic includes didactic presentations by specialists, and case presentations by community clinicians for discussion, feedback and recommendations. Clinicians are also given access to evidence-based educational resources. An environment of group learning and the use of best practice protocols will reduce variations in care and improve outcomes for seriously ill patients and their families. For more information, visit the Palliative Care TeleECHO Clinic website.

Pastoral Care

photo: Baby hand gripping adult handThe Pastoral Care Department provides access to spiritual care as part of the holistic, multidisciplinary team approach when helping patients deal with or recover from their illness or injury. Chaplains provide compassionate spiritual and emotional support for all UNMH patients, family members and staff, regardless of faith background or religious affiliation. For more information, visit the Pastoral Care website.