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Dr. Larry Anderson named Master Preceptor at national meeting
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Dr. Anderson is flanked by GA-PCOM students as he displays his Master Preceptor award. From left, Jim Radford, Saba Khalid, Dr. Larry Anderson, Tiffany Noblitt and Andrew Waltersdorf. - photo by Emma French for the Dawson County News

Family medicine physician Larry Anderson recently received the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Master Preceptor Award.

Anderson, of Anderson Family Medicine in Dawsonville, was recently recognized at the 2018 ACOFP Convention and Scientific Seminars in Austin, Texas.

The award recognizes Anderson for his dedication in precepting Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) DO students in the practice of family medicine. Preceptors or clinical instructors help students apply classroom knowledge and concepts to real-world situations. With supervision and guidance, students develop the clinical judgment and skills to succeed in their chosen specialty.

 “It is gratifying to see Dr. Larry Anderson awarded the Master Preceptor recognition by the ACOFP,” said Murray Berkowitz, associate dean of clerkships and core site development at GA-PCOM.  “He is a clinical associate professor and has been serving as a preceptor for GA-PCOM students for over 11 years. He has been a leader in family medicine at the local, regional and national levels.  By contributing to the health care of underserved communities, he serves as a role model for both physicians and medical students.”

Anderson established his practice in Dawsonville 11 years ago. He is active in the community, serving as chair of the Dawson County Board of Health, co-founder and medical director of the Good Shepherd Clinic in Dawsonville and is an active member and past president of the Dawson County Rotary Club.

In addition, he served as president of the national ACOFP, president of the Georgia chapter, and as president of the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association.

Anderson has been named Best Physician and his practice has been named Best Practice of Dawson County in 2017 and 2018.

For information about precepting students in the osteopathic medicine, pharmacy or physician assistant studies programs at GA-PCOM, visit www.pcom.edu/educate.