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Retta Ward, Cabinet Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                              Media Contacts:Kenny Vigil

July 20, 2015                                                             Cell: 505-470-2290


New Mexico Health Service Corps Stipend Applications Open

 (Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health announced today that the New Mexico Health Service Corps Stipend application process has opened up for medical and dental student applicants. In order to overcome shortages of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in our state, legislative funding from the Rural Primary Health Care Act is allocated each year to support the education of primary health care provider students.

“There is tremendous competition nationwide for health care providers so this year the annual stipend award amounts have been increased by $5,000 for most disciplines in order to keep up with the rising cost of tuition,” said Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Retta Ward, MPH. “In exchange for the stipends, medical and dental students commit to serving two years of service upon completion of their program in a rural, medically underserved area or clinic providing much needed primary care services to New Mexicans.”

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Aug. 21.

Currently in New Mexico there are close to 200 physician openings around our state according to the 3RNet Healthcare Jobs recruiting website. Applications and more information about the New Mexico Health Service Corps stipend program can be downloaded from the Dept. of Health website at

Not All Heros Wear Capes

Monique Shupla, Pueblo of Acoma EMT, was recently visited by the man who crashed in a motorcycle accident and almost lost his life. The man was from Australia and traveled many miles to thank Monique for saving his life! Acoma Pueblo is very proud of Monique for her wise decision and all of her hard work!   Click the link below to see a news clip from KOAT 7. Hug-png