June 24, 2015
I attended the graduation celebration of our 2015 Class of Residents on Saturday, June 20th. This fine group of physicians has been well-trained under the leadership of Dr. John Andazola, Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program Director. It was a special time to share the culmination of years of education and hard work as we send these new doctors out into the world. In 1996, Memorial established the residency program to train much-needed family doctors in hopes that they would stay in the area. I am very happy to report that 4 of the 6 graduates will be practicing in New Mexico.