Hays, KS – Dr. Joel Fort, Obstetrician/Gynecologist was recently named the 2022 Physician Preceptor of the Year by Wichita State University College of Health Professions, Department of Physician Assistant.
The Physician Assistant program at Wichita State relies on providers who serve as clinical rotation preceptors and mentors for their students. The students work closely with preceptors, progressively developing the skills and clinical judgment needed to become practicing PAs. Preceptors play a vital role in the education of students and mentoring future colleagues.
Dr. Fort is a newer perception for the program but has quickly made an impact on students.
“He put the utmost effort, care, and time into my clinical education experience in the time I spent with him, even going as far as to purchase our OB/GYN book and highlight it beforehand with things he felt most important that I know.” Commented a student. “ He invested time during his one afternoon off a week to sit down and go through topics with me, rather than spending time to catch up on things he needed to do himself. He trusted me to first assist in surgery, and I felt my skills improved so much in my time with him. He truly cares about his students.”
Dr. Fort has been with HaysMed since 1999 and practices in the Women’s Clinic.