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Joseph Hobbs, M.D., Receives American Academy of Family Physician’s Thomas W. Johnson Award For Contributions in Family Practice Medical Education
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 03, 2003
American Academy of Family Physicians
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A board-certified family physician since 1977, Hobbs is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and has served the department as associate professor and vice chair of academic affairs. Hobbs has served as director of the Family Medicine Clerkship, Joint Board of Family Practice Statewide Presceptorship Program, Student Education Programs, Family Medicine Residency Program, and the Office of Recruitment and Retention.
Hobbs currently holds several positions within the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He serves on its board of directors, is a member of its Family Practice Assistance Program and is an Association of Departments of Family Medicine Representative for STFM’s Family Medicine Curriculum Advisory Committee. Hobbs is also a member of the Rural Health Services Advisory Board for the Department of Community Health, Office of Rural Health Services.
Hobbs’ published works have appeared in American Family Physician, Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, Family Medicine and The American Journal of Medicine.
This award is named in honor of family physician Thomas Johnson, M.D., a long-time member of the AAFP. Johnson joined the AAFP staff in 1969 and served as director of the Division of Education from 1971 until 1973.
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