The UNM School of Medicine Alumni Association helps support health care in New Mexico by pairing alumni preceptors and mentors with medical students. “One of my passions is mentorship,” says Dr. Melendez. “I think it’s critically important for us to engage with students. The odds of them coming back to our state will improve significantly.”
When contacting The UNM School of Medicine their comment was, “The UNM School of Medicine is excited about Dr. Melendez taking on the role of the Alumni Association President. Dr. Melendez brings lots of enthusiasm, innovative ideas and a network of physicians to the Board, and will certainly move the association forward.”
Dr. Melendez has been recognized by the Alumni Association with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010.