Friday, September 5, 2014

AnMed Family Medicine Residency Coordinator Recounts 2014 AAFP National Conference Experience

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 learn more about our programs.

Sense of Community

Recruiting is hard work, but medical students bring an air of excitement and expectation. Their energy is contagious. The camaraderie we shared with one another made it impossible to keep from smiling!

Last Impressions


As a relative newcomer to South Carolina, I want you to know how unusual we are. We do stand out above the rest. We unite together to create a stronger presence to medical students. We recognize the value of each other. That kind of teamwork makes us exceptional!

(left to right) AnMed Health Family Medicine Resident Joy Zarandy, D.O.;
AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program Director Matt Cline, M.D.;
AnMed Health Family Medicine Resident Andrea Ray, M.D.
For more information about South Carolina AHEC’s eight Family Medicine Residency Programs, visit http://scahec.net/gme/gme.html.

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