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Johnson named Preceptor of the Year

Dr. Allison Johnson.  File photo Dr. Allison Johnson. File photo

Haywood Regional Medical Center announced that Dr. Allison Johnson was named Preceptor of the Year by the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).

Preceptors are practicing physicians who are integral to the clinical education and training of medical students. They provide the experiential portion of the curriculum by supervising student physicians as they acquire clinical medical knowledge by helping to care for real patients — in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. 

This award is voted on by medical students based on which preceptor they believe was the most impactful to their training.

“It’s an honor to be chosen by this group of students and know that I am making a difference for the future of the medical field,” said Johnson. “These experiences in clinical settings are vitally important to their growth and I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to share my knowledge.” 

Chris Brown, CEO, shared that it can be very difficult to open your practice to medical students.

“Teaching is a huge commitment of time, and there’s also the added pressure of educating the future of medicine,” he said. “However, it comes with a sense of duty and responsibility to give back to the profession that has been so good to us.”  

Dr. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and practices at Haywood Surgical Associates.

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