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Jackson honored as top preceptor

Kenneth Jackson

Kenneth Jackson

KINGMAN - Dr. Kenneth Jackson has been selected as "Preceptor of the Quarter - Winter of 2010-11" by Midwestern University, AZCOM.

Jackson graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and is a board certified family physician. He currently resides in Kingman, where he sees his family medicine patients and is on the labor and delivery staff at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

For 16 years, Jackson has made medical visits to the Indian Health Service clinic on the Hualapai reservation in nearby Peach Springs. He was recently named 2010 Country Doctor of the Year. This award honors a primary care physician who exemplifies the spirit of rural medicine while practicing in a community of 30,000 or less.

Jackson also actively participates in osteopathic medical student education and has been a preceptor for the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine since 1998.

Medical student comments regarding their experiences on his rotation include, "Dr. Jackson was so hospitable and welcoming. He has a great rapport with patients and his practice truly is a 'family.'" "He has a lot of experience and is a wealth of information." "Excellent physician and teacher. He takes time to explain difficult concepts." "This was the best rotation I had all year. Dr. Jackson is a great doctor, has a wonderful relationship with his patients, and has one of the most diverse practices of any family doctor."

Students also report learning a variety of procedures during their rotations, including circumcision, vaginal deliveries, caesarian sections, vasectomies, skin biopsies, toenail removal, suturing and more. His dedication to student education and mentoring inspires students to pursue many aspects of primary care, according to Midwestern University. The scope of his practice and the wealth of experience an osteopathic medical student encounters during their rotation with Jackson are unparalleled.

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