Wellsboro, Pa. --Dr. David Pfisterer recently accepted the award for Best Teaching Location from the Northcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC) on behalf of the entire team at the Wellsboro Guthrie Clinic.
The AHEC matches up students, whether they are CRNP, PA or Medical Students with rural health care providers for rotations. Their mission is to increase opportunities for students in rural medicine in an attempt to get more rural health care providers.
This year the Wellsboro Guthrie Clinic had 10 students, mostly from Hershey Medical School. The AHEC operates six programs to address student training, rural residency rotation, health careers, continuing professional education, oral health and Steps to a Healthier Tioga County.
Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.