Drs. Abraham and Anderson Named Master PreceptorsJune 21, 2018
The two Georgia physicians were recognized for serving as clinical instructors to
GA-PCOM medical students pursuing family medicine.
Two Georgia physicians who practice family medicine were recipients of the American
College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Master Preceptor Award recently.
Ben Abraham, DO, CMD, owner of Abraham Family & Geriatric Medicine in Snellville,
and Larry Anderson, DO, FACOFP with distinction, of Anderson Family Medicine in Dawsonville,
received the awards at the 2018 ACOFP Convention and Scientific Seminars in Austin,
The physicians were recognized for their dedication in precepting Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) doctor of osteopathic medicine (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.
Murray Berkowitz, DO, FAOCOPM, FAAO, associate dean of clerkships and core site development
PCOM, said, “It is gratifying to see both Dr. Ben Abraham and Dr. Larry Anderson awarded
Preceptor recognition by the ACOFP. Both physicians are clinical associate professors
and have been
serving as preceptors for GA-PCOM students for over 11 years.”
He added, “They have been leaders in family medicine at the local, regional and national
contributing to the health care of underserved communities, they serve as role models
physicians and medical students.”
Dr. Abraham has offered medical care in Snellville since 1992. His practice was named
“Best of Gwinnett” in 2017. About the Master Preceptor award, he said, “I am tremendously
honored to have received this award. Being a preceptor has always been important to
He added, “It is my way of giving back to the osteopathic profession. I also wanted
to pour into the future generation of osteopathic physicians the knowledge, wisdom
and compassion for patients that I have learned over the years. It has been a true
honor and pleasure to precept these students.”
Dr. 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. Dr. Anderson has been named Best Physician and his
practice has been named Best Practice of Dawson County in 2017 and 2018.
For more information about being a preceptor in the osteopathic medicine, pharmacy
or physician assistant studies programs at GA-PCOM, visit www.pcom.edu/educate.
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to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
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