Shared by: Pam Weldon, Residency Manager AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program South Carolina Booth The 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference in Kansas City took place August 7-9. The conference offers an assortment of educational sessions and workshops, as well as a personal introduction to residency programs from across the nation. This was my second visit to the National Conference as a representative of one of our South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs. Although I’ve been involved in residency recruiting for 14 years, I’ve been in South Carolina for only four. Here is my perspective of our South Carolina presence in Kansas City. First Impressions When I strolled through the exhibit hall prior to its opening, I was convinced that South Carolina’s booth far surpassed all others. Recruiters and residents from other programs commented about our exceptional appearance. Over 150 medical students visited our booth to l
McLeod’s Family Medicine Residency Program launched a new required rural residency rotation over the summer. This elective rural rotation was made a requirement for all second-year medical residents. During the rotation, the residents spend four weeks working with rural family physicians in the full scope of their practices. This experience includes office-based patient care, hospital rounds, nursing home care, and procedure clinics. The rural rotations provide residents with optimal exposure to what practicing rural medicine entails. Residents learn how to provide optimal care in what are typically more resource-strapped environments. Rural practices also tend to offer more office-based procedures, which translates to more experience for the residents. Finally, residents learn about cultural differences, making them better caregivers. The new rural rotation requirement is in keeping with McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program’s mission statement, which is “to graduate compe
A participant practices casting techniques The 25th Annual Rebecca S. Seignious Family Medicine Interest Day was held on August 23 at the Embassy Suites in Columbia, South Carolina. This event was sponsored by the Statewide Family Medicine Residency Directors, the South Carolina AHEC and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest and enthusiasm in the field of Family Medicine. Ninety-five medical students from 15 medical schools attended the Interest Day. The students began the day with a luncheon where they enjoyed the opportunity to network with members of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and faculty and residents from South Carolina’s Family Medicine Residency Programs. A participant practices joint injections After lunch each student selected four hands-on workshops conducted by South Carolina AHEC’s Family Medicine Residency Training Programs’ faculty and residents. The hands-on worksho
The Twelfth Annual Research Symposium - Collaboration: Research Partnerships will be held on September 26 in Greenville, SC. Upstate AHEC sponsors the symposium in collaboration with The Nursing Research Committee of the Greenville Health System, the Nursing Research Council of AnMed Health, Nursing Division of Greenville Technical College, and the Gamma Mu Chapter and the Mu Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The purpose of the symposium is to provide participants with ways to integrate interprofessional collaboration in healthcare research, network with colleagues, and engage in interprofessional dialogue around basic, clinical, educational and translational research studies and findings. The conference will take place in the Auditorium of the Technical Resource Center (Building 102) on the Barton Campus of Greenville Technical College, 506 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC. Speakers include: Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, PhD,
Mid-Carolina AHEC is partnering once again with the Upper Midlands Rural Health Network to host the school nurse workshop. The program will take place on October 13 at the Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, SC. The program is held annually in Chester or Fairfield County and school nurses from across the state attend. This year the program will also be available to social workers. This year’s program will provide 6.5 hours of nursing credit, 2.0 hours of social work credit, and 4.5 hours of non-social work credit. The topic of the program is “Mental Health of Children, Adolescents, and Their Families.” Speakers for the program represent NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) South Carolina and Catawba County Mental Health. There will also be two speakers who will share their personal journey of living with mental illness with an onset during school years. To find out more information about this program, please contact Karen Nichols by phone at (803) 377-802
On November 14, Upstate AHEC, in collaboration with The Greenville Health System Diabetes Education Department, will sponsor the 2014 World Diabetes Day Conference. The conference addresses real-life emotional aspects of diabetes and will assist participants with developing the skills to help people with diabetes overcome the emotional and behavioral obstacles to living well with the disease. The conference will be held in the Robert Coleman Medical Staff Auditorium at Greenville Memorial Hospital, 701 Grove Road, Greenville, South Carolina from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. The target audience includes physicians, registered nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, certified health education specialists, health educators, mental health professionals, social workers, licensed professional counselors and therapists, and interested others. Topics presented at the conference will include bedside teaching and motivation, case management/care coordination and successful patient dis
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