Family Medicine Residency Program

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Organization Type: 
Not For Profit
Program Type: 
Standing Program
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Independent Study
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Other Element(s): 
Teaching Health Center
Program Description: 

The Hidalgo Medical Services Family Medicine Residency program is specifically designed in the “1+2” format to offer top quality training in the urban setting in at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque during the intern year, followed by a two-year robust, community training experience in Silver City.  Decentralizing resident education to southwest New Mexico adds value to the education experience by ensuring that each resident has more community-relevant experiences and training that models the generalist-specialist relationship.

This residency program provides full-spectrum family medicine training focusing on the unique aspects of the practice of medicine in frontier and rural communities. The educational experience is sensitive to the unique multicultural environment of New Mexico, while meeting or exceeding the standards of quality care and professionalism.  This program is recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration as the first Teaching Health Center graduate medical education program in New Mexico.

Program Results: 

This program just launched its first year of resident training, and program faculty and administration engage in regular quality improvement evaluation processes to address barriers and resolve them as they occur.

Targeted Professions
Family Medicine
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient-Centered Care Competencies: 
Advocacy for patient-centered integrated care
Cultural sensitivity and competence in culturally appropriate practice
Development of effective, caring relationships with patients
Patient-centered care planning, including collaborative decision-making and patient self-management
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Care coordination for comprehensive care of patient & family in the community
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Evidence-based practice
Quality improvement methods, including assessment of patient-experience for use in practice-based improvement efforts
Accessible Care Competencies: 
Promotion of appropriate access to care (e.g., group appointments, open scheduling)
Last updated July 21, 2014

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.


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