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Family Medicine Educator of the Year

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.

2019 Nominations are Closed.

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".

Nominees are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Recognized by peers, residents and students for excellence in teaching, and is compassionate to patients as well as to those he/she is teaching
  • Is directly and effectively involved in community affairs and in activities that enhance quality of life
  • Provides a credible role model as a healer and human being to his/her community, and as a professional in the science and art of medicine to colleagues, other health professionals, especially to young physicians in training and medical students
  • Is a member in good standing of the Academy

Massachusetts' Family Medicine Educator of the Year will be honored at a luncheon during the Annual Meeting and Spring Refresher held in March.

2018 Family Medicine Educator of the Year

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.

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