Dr. Alonzo Atencio Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dr. Alonzo Atencio worked tirelessly to assist students as they prepared for a career in medicine. His work continues in the form of this scholarship fund. For many years now, the Alonzo Atencio Scholarship has helped deserving students with financial support to complete their medical degree. With the passing of Dr. Atencio in January of 2010, the Alonzo Atencio Memorial Scholarship Fund will continue this commitment to make a career in medicine possible for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Dr. Anthony “Gabe” Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dr. Anthony “Gabe” Martinez dedicated many years of his life mentoring students from rural communities of New Mexico. His dream was to create a healthcare workforce that reflected the diversity of New Mexico. This scholarship fund honors his legacy and will reflect his passion for student advocacy.
General Charitable Work of the NMHMA
Every year the New Mexico Hispanic Medical Association serves thousands of uninsured people in New Mexico. Physicians from the NMHMA and others volunteer their time to provide care for the uninsured and underserved at health fairs and the New Mexico Medical Card makes it possible for uninsured patients to see a physician in a clinical setting at a greatly reduced cost.
The NMHMA also does community outreach speaking and motivating young people from rural communities to get excited about a career in medicine and make a commitment to practice in New Mexico. With healthcare reform now a reality, we must double our efforts to increase the number of providers in our State. With your help, the NMHMA will be well-positioned to make this happen.