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Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Fellowship


The rotations will be mainly based at The University of New Mexico - Health Sciences Center located at 2211 Lomas Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106. UNM Hospitals (UNMH) is one of the state’s major hospitals, as well as the primary teaching hospital for UNM’s health profession students. The 619-bed acute tertiary care facility provides state-of-the-art patient care through inpatient as well as outpatient and emergency services. UNMH was recognized by HCIA as one of the top-100 hospitals in the U.S. in 1994. The resident will take a total of twelve rotations and will gain experience from these rotations through working with nationally recognized practitioners in various areas of infectious diseases.  Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Fellowship Brochure.

Research Opportunities

  • Primary and Secondary Prevention of Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Cardiovascular Health Outcomes
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Patient-centered Outcomes
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Health Disparities

Responsibilities of the Research Fellow

Through the various available experiences, the fellow will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform clinical research in patient care settings.

 Research experience will include:

  • Clinical and translational (T1, T2, T3 and T4) research study design
  • Grantsmanship
  • Pharmacodynamic modeling
  • Clinical and translational research conduct
  • Presentation and publications of scientific data

Clinical experience will be gained through rotations with the Inpatient Cardiology Service, Heart Failure Clinic and Healthy Heart Clinic (HHC). Time spent in the HHC is continuous, one-half day per week, throughout both years. The continuous involvement in the clinic is an excellent opportunity for the fellow to develop meaningful relationships with patients and other health care providers.

The fellow will have both didactic as well as experiential teaching opportunities. The UNM Health Sciences Center is home to the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) which offers a wealth of opportunities and resources to conduct clinical and translational research. The CTSC also offers the Certificate Program in Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) which may be available to interested fellows. Information on the CTS program is available at

Applications Process and Requirements

  • Fellowship applicants must:
    • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy.
    • Be eligible for New Mexico pharmacist licensure.
    • It is preferred, but not required, that the applicant has completed or is in the process of completing a pharmacy practice residency.
  • Applicants must provide: 
    • A letter of intent stating interests and goals, specific to the PGY-2 residency
    • Curriculum vitae.
    • College/School of Pharmacy transcripts
    • Three recommendations from health care professionals who can attest to your practice abilities.
  • An on-site interview is required.

Application Deadline: January 4, 2016


Fellowship Benefits

  • Salary: approximately $43,000
  • Vacation: 15 working days, in addition to holidays
  • Professional Leave: 1 week to attend professional meetings
  • Health Insurance: medical, dental, & vision
  • Attend one professional meeting per year

Contact Us

Joe R. Anderson, PharmD, PhC, BCPS
College of Pharmacy
MSC09 53460
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
phone.  505.272.3664
fax.  505.272.6749