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Locum Tenens &
Specialty Extension Service Program
801 Encino Place NE, Ste. C-1
Albuquerque, NM 87102

General Office Line: 505-272-0110
Toll Free: 800-243-7603
Fax: 505-272-2360

About Us


To advance the strength and sustainability of those we serve 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 specialists 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.

Counties Served:

Byrch Williams, MD, is the Medical Director of the UNM Locum Tenens & Specialty Extensions Program.  Dr. Williams is a family physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He has been operationally responsible for the Locum Tenens/SES Program since 2007. He graduated from the UNM School of Medicine, completed his family medicine residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia, worked as a family physician in Raton, NM for twenty years and joined the faculty in 2004. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. 


Cities we serve:

  • Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe
  • Espanola
  • Los Alamos
  • Las Vegas
  • Raton
  • Farmington
  • Clayton
  • Belen
  • Hobbs
  • Carlsbad
  • Loving
  • Truth or Consequences
  • and many more...