Family and Community Medicine

MSC 09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: Administration (505) 272-2165 Phone: Clinic (for patients) (505) 272-1734
Fax: (505) 272-8045

Department of Family and Community Medicine

UNM HSC hosted the WONCA Rural Health Conference 2019.  Thank you to our UNM colleagues who added to the high quality and engagement of the conference.  


The UNM Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) stands in support and solidarity with our DACA and immigrant communities in this time of insecurity and fear regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections policy. The DFCM acknowledges and values each member of the human race, regardless of immigration status or country of origin and will continue to support all who may be affected by the DACA decision. Department leadership will work to ensure that higher education is accessible and inclusive and undocumented patients continue to receive high quality health care. We are truly grateful for the diversity that makes our communities and our state great and we look forward to continuing to work together towards a future where all can realize their hopes and dreams.


The well-being and healthcare of individuals, families and communities in New Mexico will be enhanced through our integration of, and advocacy for, the principles of Public Health and Family and Community Medicine.


We are leaders in partnering with communities to enhance the health and well-being of the people of New Mexico through innovative education, research and service.

What's Happening?

The Significance of Diversity

Gender, faith/spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, race, age, culture, and socioeconomic background are just a few areas that contribute to an individual’s distinct understanding and experience of their community and the larger world around them.

It can be advantageous to reflect upon our own individual distinct understanding and experience to realize and appreciate the value of the great diversity of the world outside of us. How diverse is your neighborhood, your place of work or your cadre of friends? Is diversity something we should strive for in all aspects of our lives or should it be limited to specific areas? How do our views about others effect our individual functioning or the functioning of the unit as a whole? And how do our perceptions of the world keep us connected and/or disconnected to those around us?

We invite you to consider some of these questions and how they apply to your life as you watch our Diversity video and explore our website.