The Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians is made up of physicians who go above and beyond their call of duty. Each individual provides a very important component to their community and to the people they serve.
Has a Family Physician positively influenced you during your training while you were a medical student or Family Medicine resident (past or present)? Consider nominating your mentor/teacher/preceptor for MassAFP's Family Medicine Educator of the Year award to recognize a physician who exemplifies the tradition of "Physician as Teacher".
Massachusetts' Family Medicine Educator of the Year will be honored at a luncheon during the Annual Meeting and Spring Refresher held in March.
Andrew Smith, MD
2018 Family Medicine Educator of the Year
Dr. Smith is a Family Physician at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center providing full spectrum and surgical obstetrics care. He is a faculty member and the OB Rotation Director at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency Program. He is also an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and runs a didactic day at Lawrence for all Tufts family medicine clerkship students. Dr. Smith is a compassionate physician who is committed to his belief in helping underserved communities. His outreach includes a sabbatical for 18 months to work in Guatemala providing inpatient and outpatient care at a hospital in a rural, indigenous community. He continues to practice at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and helps train Advance Obstetrics Surgical Skills to family medicine residents.