UNM Medical Group Locum Tenens - Extension Services


To advance the strength and sustainability of those who UNM Medical Group serves in an effort to improve access to health care in communities throughout New Mexico. We place a strong emphasis on supplying high caliber staff to rural and medically underserved areas at affordable rates.


The UNMMG Locum Tenens and Specialty Extension Services Program started in 1993 with an appropriation from the State of New Mexico. It originally was an opportunity for faculty and residents at the University of New Mexico to serve as temporary providers in Rural locations for short periods of time. It has grown to include not only faculty and residents but providers from outside the University system as well.

Our Locums providers are a widely varied group from those just out of Residency, exploring their options, to those who are semi-retired who desire to practice on a part-time basis and continue to earn income. We also have many specialist including, but not limited to Surgeons, OB’s and Psychiatrists.

Providers can pick and choose which assignments and which days they prefer to work. This provides for an extremely flexible schedule. Our compensation is competitive and we offer many travel benefits. Please see our provider page for more details.

New Mexico Communities Served

Facility Information

Why Choose UNMMG Locum Tenens?

  • Our providers are credentialed through the UNM Medical Group so you know they are of high caliber. UNMMG credentials according to AAAHC standard.
  • Many of our providers live in NM and are familiar with the State's patient population and unique health challenges.
  • We are a non-profit program designed to focus on filling the healthcare needs of rural NM and, as such, our rates are very competitive. We receive state funding to offer discounts to our rural sites and incentives to our providers who work in the underserved areas.
  • Our providers are reliable, well-trained and covered by UNM Malpractice Insurance.
  • We do not charge any maintenance or "signup" fees. You pay nothing to be in contract with us until you use one of our providers.
  • We have been dedicated to reducing the challenges of providing healthcare in rural areas since 1993.

Locum Tenens Services

These are examples of the providers that are part of our program. This is not a guarantee that these services are always available.

  • Family Medicine (with or without OB)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Hospitalist Services
  • Urgent Care
  • Dental

Specialty Services

The following are types of specialty services offered through our program. However, this is not a guarantee these services will always be available.

  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery