Randall Goering, MD, a family medicine physician at Via Christi Clinic in Newton, is the recipient of the Kansas Association of Family Practitioners' Kansas Exemplary Teaching Award in the volunteer category.

Dr. Goering was honored during the KAFP Annual Meeting June 6. He has also been nominated for the national AAFP Exemplary Teaching Award, to be announced this fall.

Dr. Goering has served the community of Newton for the last 20 years and has been in practice for 25 years. During that time, he has regularly taken medical students on family medicine clerkship.

He is currently a volunteer clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. He has been involved in teaching since he completed residency. He is also involved in precepting medical students.

He believes in teamwork in care delivery and in the importance of family practitioners as the teachers and models involved in the training of future physicians.

“I’ve always felt I have an obligation to help in training future ‘generations’ of physicians as part of my calling to medicine,” he said. “And, when we are unable to cure, it remains important to continue to care.”