Friday, August 8, 2014

2014 Recipients of South Carolina AHEC Family Medicine Awards

Halford Award for Leadership in Humane Education
Presented to Gerard Jebaily, MD

South Carolina AHEC is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the Halford Award is Gerard Jebaily, MD.  Since 1981, Dr. Jebaily has been an integral part of the Family Medicine Residency Program at McLeod Regional Medical Center. From 1985 through 2012, Dr. Jebaily served as the Associate Director for the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program and was named Program Director in 2013. In February 2014, Dr. Jebaily was named as the Director of Medical Education for McLeod. In these roles, he has educated and influenced countless numbers of residents and medical students. Dr. Jebaily’s passion is family medicine, which is reflected in all that he does. 

The Halford Award is presented to a Family Medicine residency training program faculty member in recognition of outstanding leadership in providing humane education. The award is named for Dr. James Halford, who was the founding director of the AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Award winners demonstrate a caring attitude and respect for patients, residents and students; value human dignity; demonstrate a passion and joy for teaching, learning and working with others and participating in community service activities.



Ramage Award for Leadership in Humane Education
Presented to H. Gratin Smith, MD

Robert Tiller, MD, Program Director at Self Regional Family Medicine Residency Program, presented the ninth Annual Raymond C. Ramage, MD Award for Leadership in Humane Education to H. Gratin Smith, MD, during the graduation of Self Regional’s family medicine residents. Dr. Smith served as pediatric faculty at the Greenwood Family Medicine Residency since 1989. He retired in the summer of 2013; however, his influence on several generations of family physicians and on pediatric medical care cannot be overstated. Dr. Smith is truly an outstanding physician and educator who exemplifies the wonderful characteristics of the Ramage Award: a passion for teaching, the highest respect for human dignity, community service and a truly caring attitude towards all patients. 

The Ramage Award was established by South Carolina AHEC to recognize a deserving faculty member in a specialty other than family medicine. The award is based on a similar award, The Halford Award, which recognizes leadership in humanism in family medicine. Dr. Raymond Ramage was an integral part of the formation of the South Carolina Consortium of Community Teaching Hospitals in 1970 and was a “founding father” of the South Carolina AHEC in 1972. 




South Carolina AHEC Excellence in Family Medicine Education Award Presented to
Carol Adams, PhD

The Fifth Annual South Carolina AHEC Excellence in Family Medicine Education Award was presented to Carol Adams, PhD, with the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. Since 1989, Dr. Adams served on the medical staff at McLeod Regional Medical Center where she held numerous roles including Clinical Director of McLeod Behavioral Health Sciences and Medical University of South Carolina AHEC Associate Professor of Family Medicine for the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. In her position with the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Adams taught behavioral medicine to physicians, provided curriculum development for human behavior and mental health and community medicine, supervised the Community Medicine Rotation, served as coordinator for the Women’s Health Rotation, and provided didactic lectures, patient consultation, program evaluation, and support for residents.  She also served as editor of the Family Tree, which is a quarterly journal published by McLeod Family Medicine. Dr. Adams retired in June 2014; however, she has left a lasting impact on faculty, residents, students, and patients.    

This award was established to honor a non-physician teacher for excellence in resident education, with demonstrated skills in teaching, curriculum development, mentoring, research, and leadership in education.  

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