Daniel Lewis Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 28, 2006
American Academy of Family Physicians
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As the resident member of the AAFP board of directors, Lewis is responsible for representing the interests and opinions of the National Congress of Family Medicine Residents to the AAFP Board and Congress of Delegates.
Lewis is currently in training at Self Regional Healthcare Family Medicine Residency in Greenwood, S.C. Since beginning residency, he has served as an emergency room physician at Abbeville County Memorial Hospital in Abbeville, S.C., as well as a team physician for a local high school football team, the Calhoun Falls Blue Flashes.
A member of the AAFP since 2002, Lewis has served on the Commission on Resident and Student Issues and the Commission on Education. This year, he served as the resident chair for the 2006 AAFP National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students. In 2003 and 2004, Lewis served as a delegate and alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. Lewis has attended the National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students since 2002.
Lewis is an active member of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, where he served on a steering committee to establish a resident network for state family medicine residency programs.
Lewis graduated summa cum laude from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., where he earned bachelors’ degrees in biology and history. In 2004, he completed his doctor of medicine degree from James H. Quillen College of Medicine, also in Johnson City, Tenn. During his time as a medical student, Lewis served as National Coordinator and also as president of the College’s Family Medicine Interest Group.
He also successfully completed the rural track curriculum, which prepares medical students to provide optimal health care in rural communities.
Lewis’ hard work and dedication have earned him numerous awards. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he was one of only three student leaders at East Tennessee State University to be inducted into the Student Leader Hall of Fame. Lewis won the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians’ Outstanding Student in Family Medicine Award in 2004, and in June 2006, he was one of only 20 residents nationwide to receive an AAFP/Bristol Myers Squibb Award of Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.
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