Philip Masser, M.D., was recently awarded the Volunteer Faculty Award by Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University for his time and effort to further the program’s mission without compensation. According to a statement from Wright State University, the award is presented annually to a voluntary faculty member who exhibits a strong commitment to teaching while serving as a role model to Boonshoft School of Medicine medical students.
Dr. Masser was nominated by Lori Martensen, Rural Health Initiative Director at Wright State University, for his important role in supporting the rural health program. According to Martensen, Dr. Masser volunteers to take medical students more often than any other rural family medicine preceptor.
“Every single student who has done a clerkship with Dr. Masser has raved about the experience; most say he is the best preceptor they have during their third year clerkships,” Martensen said. “They aspire to be like him, in terms of his commitment to his patients. They marvel at the volume of patients he sees in a day, and how he still makes time to give them an outstanding educational experience.”
Dr. Masser also inspires students with his commitment to the community. He currently serves as team physician to the Celina High School football program and previously served Mercer County Health District in various positions, including medical director, for 31 years. “He demonstrates to the students how important of a role a family medicine physician plays in the lives of his patients and community,” Martensen said.
According to Wright State Family Medicine Clerkship Director Kate Conway, Dr. Masser is the gold standard for family medicine preceptors. “The feedback Dr. Masser provides the students is as good as any I see – and better than most,” Conway said. “His evaluations of students are thorough and constructive. He gives students direct feedback on what they are doing well and how they can improve.”
Dr. Masser currently practices at Mercer Health Medical Group at Celina Pro. He has been serving patients in Mercer County for 35 years.
Pictured left to right – Dr. Brenda Roman, Associate Dean for Medical Education, Lori Martensen, Dr. Philip Masser, Dr. Margaret Dunn, Dean for Medical Education