Skip to main content

South Carolina AHEC 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 Myrtle Beach on June 7-8.  On June 7, a Chief Residents’ Seminar was held for physicians who will be chief residents during the 2015-2016 academic year. The session was conducted by Mark Greenawald, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at 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. Gerard Jebaily, MD (McLeod Family Medicine), and Lisa Mims, MD (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine), served as co-chairs and moderators of the Resident Scholarship Symposium. Judges were Matthew Cline, MD (AnMed Family Medicine); Melissa Hortman (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine); and Ed Evans, MD (Seneca Lakes Family Medicine). Marty Player, MD (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine), assisted with the symposium presentations and scoring. 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 Basic Research
First Place ($400.00) – Basic Research
Impact of Increasing Access to Primary Care on Emergency Department Utilization for Uninsured Patients
Christina Crumbliss, MD; Robin Malik, MD; and Stephanie Strickland, MD
Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

Second Place ($300.00) – Basic Research
Managing Healthcare Expenses: Review of Laboratory Ordering Patterns Amongst Residents
Erik Zarandy, DO
AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Place ($200.00) – Basic Research
Statin Intolerance and Attrition Rates in High Risk Patients Treated Under the New Cholesterol Guidelines
Kristin Pandke, MSc, MD; Leslie Golden, MPH, MD; James Shrouder, MD; and Phillip Callihan, PhD
Greenville Hospital System Family Medicine Residency Program
First Place Quality Improvement

First Place ($400.00) - Quality Improvement
Improving Billing Practices in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic
Brooke Benson, MD; Chad Garven, MD, MPH; and Aaron Hyson, MD
Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

Second Place ($300.00) – Quality Improvement
Improving Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening in a Local Primary Care Setting
Russell Blackwelder, MD; Susan Hurley, MD; and Steven Spivey, MD
Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Place ($200.00) – Quality Improvement
Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease in Adult Patients with Reduced GFR in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic
Virginia Fuller, MD; and Jamie King, MD
Poster Session Winner
Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program

Poster Session ($200.00)
Patient Cycle Time Study:  A Review of Efficiency and Ways for Improvement
David Montgomery, 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.



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SC AHEC Scholars: Preparing the Next Generation of Primary Care Providers

Hannah Robinson, MD knew she wanted to pursue a career in healthcare from a young age.  “I’ve always wanted to be a doctor since about the sixth grade,” said Dr. Robinson. “I remember being in health class and watching the Miracle of Life video and just being fascinated with women and their ability to create and bear life.” Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Robinson spent time working on the obstetrics unit at her local hospital in Rock Hill and observed a trend with their patients. “What I noticed was a lot of the families that we serviced actually weren’t from Rock Hill. We also served surrounding counties that were really rural and seeing how these families were traveling to Rock Hill to deliver their babies was really shocking to me,” said Robinson.  Due to a maldistribution of OB/GYNs in the state of South Carolina, individuals may have to travel great distances just to receive the care they need. In its most recent South Carolina Health Professions Data Book published in 20

Lowcountry AHEC’s Strong Partnerships Serve School Nurses Statewide

For over three decades, Lowcountry AHEC has been proud to support school nurses across South Carolina in their professional development through statewide conferences and meetings. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and in-person events came to a halt, Lowcountry AHEC along with their partners, were able to pivot to alternate methods to continue providing training opportunities for school nurses. One such way Lowcountry AHEC was able to adapt was implementing online modules so that school nurses could continue to receive the same professional development and learning opportunities in a virtual setting. The first course, Foundations of School Nursing , included nine modules and was uploaded to the South Carolina AHEC Learning Portal (ALP) by August 2020 . With over 1,600 registrations to this day, Foundations of School Nursing is the most popular course currently on ALP. “We began to do some work with them on online modules,” said Lowcountry AHEC Center Director Diane Mathews. “All new schoo

Mid-Carolina AHEC Meets Local Workforce Need

After discussions with multiple community partners, Mid-Carolina AHEC established a Nurse Aide Training Program in 2018 aimed at assisting regional healthcare facilities with their hiring and retention needs. The Nurse Aide Training Program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic care services for patients (in an acute care setting) or residents (in a long-term care setting). All classes and clinical rotations are held nearby to reduce travel for participants and Mid-Carolina AHEC works directly with both a regional rural hospital and a long-term care facility to provide training that supports facility staffing schedules. “Initially the goal was to provide the training locally, because at that time, the closest facility was about 30 miles away,” said Rebecca Jackson, a Continuing Professional Development Coordinator at Mid-Carolina AHEC. “This is a six-week course and by the end, participants are eligible to sit for their certificatio