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Cortland physician honored for his work with Upstate Medical University students

Christopher Moheimani with Carrie Roseamelia and Julio Licinio

Christopher Moheimani, MD, of the Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, has been honored by Upstate Medical University’s Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program with the 2019 Preceptor of the Year Award.

As a preceptor, Moheimani has regularly hosted third-year medical students in his Cortland-based practice, as they participate in office hours, conduct inpatient rounds and assist physicians in other practice responsibilities.

One student said of Moheimani: “Not only did I learn the knowledge, details, and skills, that were beyond what was required for my rotation, but I more importantly learned how to be a good person and a well-rounded, compassionate physician.”

Moheimani is one of dozens of physicians in rural communities across New York who have partnered with Upstate to provide students with a rural medical experience.

RMED places students during their third-year of medical school in rural communities across New York where they live work and learn under the supervision of family physicians and other specialists.

RMED was created with a goal of alleviating the shortage of physicians who practice general medicine in New York’s rural communities. Since the program’s inception in 1989, more than 200 students have graduated from this program that has proved successful in providing primary care and specialty physicians for rural practice.

For more information on RMED, check out http://www.upstate.edu/fmed/education/rmed/ or contact Carrie Roseamelia, PhD, assistant dean of rural medicine at 315-464-6992.

Caption: Christopher Moheimani, MD, winner of the 2019 Preceptor of the Award for his role in teaching student about rural medicine, center, with Carrie Roseamelia, PhD, assistant dean of rural medicine, and Julio Licinio, MD, PhD, executive dean of the College of Medicine.