Dr. Samodal Receives Honorary Degree From the American Academy of Family Physicians

Oct 07, 2016

Guthrie’s Dr. Rodrigo Samodal, a family medicine physician in Guthrie’s Big Flats and Watkins Glen practices, was awarded the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). The degree was conferred on Dr. Samodal and more than 140 family physicians during a convocation Sept. 23, in conjunction with the AAFP's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine. Congratulations to Dr. Samodol on this achievement!