Friday, August 8, 2014

USC Medical Students Present to Senior Citizens of Florence County

Left to right: Sean Christensen, Elizabeth Kelly, Jessica Hoglund, Bryan Everitt

Four University of South Carolina medical students, in collaboration with Pee Dee AHEC and the Leatherman Senior Center in Florence, SC, presented health information to 25 senior adults on June 2.

These second year medical students are participating in a six-week program through the McLeod Foundation Fellowship Program to learn about the inner workings and care provided by hospitals. As part of community outreach, each of these students presented to the seniors on the topics of stroke, nutrition, hypertension and exercise, all with a geriatric focus.

The Leatherman Senior Center, who hosted the event, provides a variety of educational and entertainment programs in partnership with civic and medical groups throughout the community. The senior citizens who participated in the discussions thoroughly enjoyed the presentations. They especially enjoyed interacting with these future healthcare professionals.

For additional information, contact Kam Richardson or Traci Coward, HPS Coordinators at krichard@mcleodhealth.org or tcoward@mcleodhealth.org.

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