Local physician presented award for tutelage
Nogales International | Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 8:38 am
Dr. Patrick Martinez of Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital has been presented the Outstanding Preceptor of the Year Award by the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC).
According to SEAHEC, the award is meant to recognize clinicians who take the time to work with medical and health professions students who complete their clinical rotations in rural and medically underserved communities in Southern Arizona.
This was the first year that Martinez received the award, which recognized his “distinguished service and exemplary leadership in education and dedication to preceptorship in Santa Cruz County.”
Martinez was nominated by his rotation students, one of whom wrote: “He was a great preceptor who challenged me to be the best provider that I could be. He was always patient and took the time to listen to my entire clinical presentation and then correct and teach as necessary. He was also a great example of genuine concern and compassion for his patients. I know I gained a greater perspective of how to handle difficult situations by repeatedly watching him effectively manage problems presented in the ER. I know I grew significantly on my rotation and it was his influence that drove my growth.”
SEAHEC is a health workforce development agency dedicated to recruiting, placing and retaining health professionals in rural and underserved communities of southeast Arizona. The organization, which has been based in Nogales since 1985, runs high school-based health career clubs; provides internships and rotation sites for health professions students; and offers continuing education and medical education to doctors and other health professionals.
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