Neurology

Adult Neurology Residency Program
Department of Neurology
MSC10 5620
Health Sciences Center
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Administrative Office
Phone: (505) 272-3342
Fax: (505) 272-6692
HSC-Neurology@salud.unm.edu


Residency Director
Amanda Deligtisch, MD

Residency Coordinator
Sylvia Henrard
SHenrard@salud.unm.edu

Residency Director's Page

On behalf of the department, welcome to our website. The fact that you are reading this means that you either took the wrong exit off the information superhighway or you are seriously considering a career in Neurology. One great thing about Neurology is the many doors that can open after you complete your training. Many opportunities await those who choose to go right into practice. Alternatively, pursuing further fellowship training allows you to explore the depths of subspecialty fields that continue to evolve rapidly. You made a great choice to become a physician and an even better choice to become a Neurologist.

Now, you need to decide where and how to meet your next goal. Selecting a training program has important implications that shape your future both personally and professionally. Fortunately for you, most applicants to Neurology residency get their first or second match choice; you are in the proverbial driver’s seat. Let me try to convince you why the University of New Mexico should be at the top of your list.

I am particularly proud of our residents, some of whom you may be working with in the near future. While relatively modest in number compared to some "mega residencies", my residents have more than met the challenge of adapting to phenomenal growth in our clinical services. The current group of residents is uniquely diverse with a broad range of life experiences and skills. Under the leadership of our current and most recent chief residents, the workplace culture has become one of supportive independence essential to working as a cohesive unit.

I now look ahead to finding people who can help sustain our momentum and, ideally, make our department even more successful. As program director, I seek individuals with courage in their convictions, pride for their work, diligence for responsibilities, but at least some sense of humor to help keep things in perspective. I realize that I ask much, but if any of these qualities sound like you, please look further into whether the University of New Mexico might satisfy all that you ask of a training program.