Rural Residency Program – Alamogordo, NM
Our vision is to deploy well trained family physicians into our own community of Alamogordo as well as the surrounding rural areas within the southern part of our state. To that end, we have assembled an enthusiastic cadre of family physicians and specialists who are committed to making your years of training fruitful and sending you into practice confident that you can provide excellent care to the patients you will encounter throughout your career.
What makes Alamorgordo unique is that you will be trained in an independent community hospital with no competing residency programs. On your rotations, you will have the opportunity to learn one on one from practicing physicians who are enthusiastic abut teaching their skills and allowing you to learn procedures that you can take into your future practice. The hospital recently invested over 1 million dollars to build a state of the art residency clinic. You will have the opportunity to learn in a beautiful, modern space while enjoying the amenities of our hospital and specialty clinics, all within a short drive (usually 10 minutes or less) of Champion Family Medicine Clinic.
We also believe strongly in maintaining work life balance. Outside of work hours, you can visit the spectacular White Sands National Monument, head 15 miles east for cool mountain hiking in Cloudcroft, or go just a bit further for skiing in Ruidoso. In town, we have a modern 10-screen movie theatre, a family fun center, and pistachio farms and wineries. With an air force base just outside our city limits, Alamogordo is a diverse community with many young families and abundant opportunities for youth sports and other activities. Camping and other outdoor recreation are within a short drive of our centrally located city. If you want a taste of the big city, El Paso is less than 90 minutes south. The international airport in El Paso offers flight to most major cities.