2005-09-28 / Front Page

Local physician ‘Educator of Year’

From Staff Reports

Dr. Frank Carter Dr. Frank Carter Dr. Frank Carter was awarded the Educator of the Year Award by the 2,500-physician member Georgia Academy of Family Medicine at the annual Scientific Assembly in Atlanta.

The award is given annually to the Georgia physician who displays an interest in teaching and mentoring. Dr. Carter was given the award due to his work, since 1991, in the junior and senior student clerkships at the Medical College of Georgia.

During his 15 years of private practice, Dr. Carter has taught approximately 70 junior and senior medical students and residents. The majority of these students have spent six weeks in Dr. Carter’s office in Waynesboro. The academy voiced special appreciation for Dr. Carter providing obstetrical education to these family medicine students. He was nominated by the physician members throughout the state to receive this award, one of the top honors bestowed by the academy. Dr. Carter is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia where he is presently an associate faculty member. He completed his family medicine residency at the Medical Center in Columbus and later completed an obstetrics residency there, as well. After a brief time in Villa Rica, Dr. Carter was recruited to Waynesboro to open the Labor and Delivery unit where obstetrical services had not been offered for approximately four years. Dr. Carter is active in numerous professional committees and societies in the state. He is currently a member of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians and served as a board member in the past. He is currently an alternate board member/council member for the governors council on maternal and infant health (originally nominated by Gov. Barnes). He is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia, Georgia Prenatal Task Force, Alpha Omega Alpha Donor Society and is a board member of the Georgia 4-H Foundation. Dr. Carter is a partner at Medical Specialist in Waynesboro.

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