Memorial Minute - May 28, 2020

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May 28, 2020

Memorial Medical Center (MMC) will receive one of three graduate medical education grants from the New Mexico Human Service Department (NMHSD). MMC will create a new general psychiatry program that will add three residents per year for a total of 12 new residency positions. Behavioral health professionals are an integral piece to providing safe, high-quality primary healthcare. We are honored to be selected and appreciate the opportunity to partner with the NMHSD in this vital program. Research shows 50-75 percent of medical residents stay within 100 miles of their residency program, therefore, investments yield significant returns for physicians-in-training, local economies and communities. The new psychiatrists trained through this program will help address a national shortage while improving the overall health of patients in our community. Also within our community, our partners at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine will receive one of the other graduate medical education grants to expand their primary care residency program. 

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