GLEN COVE, NY -- William Bennett, MD, director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Glen Cove Hospital was named the 2012 Family Medicine Educator of the Year award by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians (NYSAFP). Dr. Bennett received the award June 16 at the Academy’s annual Congress of Delegates in Albany.
Dr. Bennett , who has been on staff at Glen Cove Hospital since 1975, was nominated for the award by several of his colleagues. They cited his commitment to medical education over the course of his career and his effectiveness as an educator, mentor and colleague.
Dr. Bennett also serves as director of Family Medicine Teaching Services at Glen Cove Hospital and is the hospital’s former director of geriatrics. An assistant professor of family medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine , he is a founding member of the medical school’s executive committee of the Department of Family Medicine as well as a member of the core faculty of its Initial Clinical Evaluation program.
He received his MD from the University of Bologna in Italy and completed his residency in family medicine at Glen Cove Hospital. He earned a BS in general science from Providence College in Rhode Island.
In addition, Dr. Bennett’s academic positions include: assistant clinical professor in family medicine at Stony Brook University, adjunct clinical associate professor in the department of Family Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and associate professor and director of medical education at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies.
The Family Physician of the Year Award was established by the NYSAFP to recognize excellence in the practice of family medicine. The Academy represents more than 4,500 family physicians and medical students throughout New York State. The Academy was founded in 1948 and was the first medical society to require evidence of continuing medical education as a condition of membership. The Academy provides medical education, advocacy and information for family physicians.