Friday, August 8, 2014

The South Carolina AHEC Resident Scholarship Symposium

The Chief Residents Conference at the Resident Scholarship
Symposium
The annual South Carolina AHEC Resident Scholarship Symposium was held in conjunction with the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians’ (SCAFP) annual meeting in Pawleys Island on June 15-16.  

On June 15, a Chief Residents’ Seminar was held for physicians who will be chief residents during the 2014-15 academic year. The session was conducted by Mark Greenawald, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. That night the SCAFP and the South Carolina AHEC Family Medicine Residency Program directors sponsored a wine and cheese reception and poster session for residents, members of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, and their families.  


Authors of 16 abstracts also presented scholarly presentations on research and quality improvement projects. Robert McDonald, MD, Director at the Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program and Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program faculty members Marty Player, MD, MS, and Lori Dickerson, Pharm.D., served on the symposium planning committee. Dr. McDonald served as the moderator for the symposium and was joined by a distinguished panel of judges, which included Chuck Carter, MD, Program Director of the Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program; Bruce Hanlin, MD, Program Director of the Greenville Hospital System Family Medicine Residency Program; and Kelly Jones, Pharm.D., faculty member at McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program. The residents’ presentations were well attended by SCAFP members who asked residents thought provoking questions and discussed how these projects translate into practice.  


A SCAFP-sponsored luncheon provided residents and SCAFP members with another opportunity to interact. During the luncheon, awards and cash prizes were presented to the following symposium winners:  


First Place ($400.00) – Basic Research

Effectiveness of Different Alcohol Abuse Screens for College Athletes in the 
Pre-participation Physical Examination
Eric Majka, MD, and Travis Graves, MD
Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

Second Place ($300.00) – Basic Research

Coding and Billing: A Re-analysis of Reimbursement after Completion of a Coding Course
Kenny Jackson, MD, and Joseph Mulvihill, MD
AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Place ($200.00) – Basic Research

The Correlation Between Organized High School Athletics and Adult Onset Type 2 Diabetes: Is Participation Protective?
Andrew Lawrence, MD
AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program

First Place ($400.00) - Quality Improvement

Responding to Clinical Inertia in Management of Stage 2 Hypertension in the Outpatient Setting
Dina Khalil, MD, and Brian McNiece, MD
Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program

Second Place ($300.00) – Quality Improvement

Does Having HGB A1C Results Immediately Available to Physicians Result in Improved HGB A1C Control?
Cecelia Baskett, MD, Kevin Johnson, MD, and Oliver Loeffler, MD
Greenville Hospital System Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Place ($200.00) – Quality Improvement

Improving Physician Comfort and Effectiveness in Delivering Exercise Counseling
Jason Stroud, MD, and Brett Wilhoit, MD
Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

Poster Session ($200.00)

Pre-participation Sports Physical Blood Pressure Readings of South Carolina Midlands Adolescents Compared to the National Average
Adam Androlia, DO, and Emily Krodel, MD
Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program

If you would like additional information about the symposium, please contact Director of AHEC Recruitment and Student Programs Kristin Cochran at (843) 792-6977 or cochrak@musc.edu.


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