Every fall, North Country HealthCare chooses a regional Preceptor of the Year and presents them with an award during provider conferences. This year’s Preceptors of the Year were chosen from the pool of providers in medical, pharmacy, and dental who have taken part in teaching students and residents from July of 2021 through June of 2022. These providers not only teach an incredible number of hours, but they are also champions for supporting our mission as a teaching health center and inspire health career students every day.
The Eastern Region Preceptor of the Year went to pediatrician Dr. Cherish Lorica. Dr. Lorica teaches 3rd year medical students from A.T. Still University and U of A College of Medicine about rural pediatric healthcare, providing an invaluable experience for those interested in practicing in rural and underserved areas. From July of 2021 until June of 2022 Dr. Lorica precepted over 900 hours!
The Central Region Preceptor of the Year went to pharmacist Dr. Molly Larson-Wakeman. Dr. Larson-Wakeman is integral part in teaching and training within the Community Pharmacy Residency, but also teaches our FM residents and medical students as they come through our clinics. From July of 2021 until June of 2022 Dr. Larson-Wakeman precepted over 800 hours!
The Western Region Preceptor of the Year went to Dr. Josie Branchik. Dr. Branchik also precepts 3rd year medical students from A.T. Still University and U of A College of Medicine, providing them a well-rounded family medicine rotation in our Lake Havasu Clinic. She is always willing to jump and help if a student rotation request comes through. From July of 2021 until June of 2022 Dr. Branchik precepted over 400 hours!
Congratulations to our preceptors! Thank you for your dedication to our students and residents.