Dr. Finley Receive TAPA Preceptor of the Year Award

Cutline:  Pictured is Amanda Finley, DO FACOI, FACP, Hospitalist being presented with the TAPA award for Preceptor of the Year.  Dr. Finley practices in our Hospitalist Program at HCMC as well as serves as the Director of Medical Education and Student Affairs.

PARIS, TN – Henry County Medical Center is pleased to announce that Amanda Finley, DO FACOI, FACP, Hospitalist – Internal Medicine, was recently recognized by the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) with the Preceptor of the Year award for her dedication and support toward the PA profession and the students she oversees.

Each year, TAPA recognizes individuals who are shining stars in the PA profession. These individuals go above and beyond the call of duty to care for patients, represent the profession and train future PAs. Awards are given in the following categories:

  • PA of the Year
  • PA Student of the Year
  • Preceptor of the Year
  • PA/Physician Team of the Year

Nominations are accepted from PAs, collaborating physicians, PA students and program faculty. Awards are presented at a celebration held in conjunction with TAPA’s annual fall conference, FallFest.  This year’s event was held in Gatlinburg in October.

The Awards Committee seeks individuals who demonstrate professional accomplishment, professional involvement, community service and other qualities that promote the PA profession.

Dr. Finley is originally from McKenzie, TN, and graduated from McKenzie High School. She studied biochemistry at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Dr. Finley completed her residency at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS.

In addition to her hospitalist role, Dr. Finley serves as HCMC’s Director of Medical Education and Medical Director of Student Affairs. She has served as clinical faculty and Associate Professor of Medicine for WCUCOM, NSUCOM, UP-KYCOM, LMUDCOM, and ICOM since 2013 and was chosen as Preceptor of the Year in 2016. She is active in research and has two publications in the BMJ.

Dr. Finley resides in Paris with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and traveling. She is looking forward to getting involved in the community and introducing her children to Henry County.

“I am thankful for each student I teach,” said Dr. Finley.  “It is a privilege and a responsibility to ensure that we equip the next generation.  Bethel University is teaching physician assistants who will go out and take care of communities often outside of the resources that are available in large cities.  To equip the front line of medicine with the knowledge to care for a large often underserved population is a huge burden.  Access to care, timely diagnosis and treatment, collaboration, and appropriate referrals is the foundation to building our healthcare community.”

For more information about Dr. Finley or to learn more about our medical student program, please visit our website at www.hcmc-tn.org or give us a call at 731-644-8477.

About Henry County Medical Center

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.

About the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants

The Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants (TAPA) is the only statewide association representing the educational and professional interests of Tennessee’s PAs. Our mission is to promote accessible, quality healthcare, and to advance the education, profession and practice of physician assistants in Tennessee.