Friday, September 11, 2015

Rebecca S. Seignious Family Medicine Interest Day

Eighty-one medical students from nine medical schools attended the 26th Annual Rebecca S. Seignious Family Medicine Interest Day that was held on August 22 at the Embassy Suites in Columbia. The event, which seeks to encourage students’ interest in the field of family medicine, is sponsored by the Statewide Family Practice Residency Directors, the South Carolina AHEC, and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP). 

The students began the day with a luncheon where they were able to network with members of the SCAFP and faculty and residents from South Carolina’s Family Medicine Residency Programs. Mark Jordan, Director of South Carolina DHEC’s Office of Primary Care, also presented a brief overview of the National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program.

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 workshops included: 
  • GYN Procedures (IUD Insertion, Endometrial Biopsy, and Colposcopy) - Anderson     
  • Joint Injections - Charleston
  • Point of Care Ultrasound in Family Medicine - Columbia
  • Upper Endoscopy and Colonoscopy by the Family Physician and Bedside Ultrasound - Florence
  • Basic Suturing Techniques - Greenville
  • Sports Medicine Ultrasound - Greenwood
  • Wilderness Medicine - Seneca
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment/Physical Medicine - Spartanburg

That evening students attended a recruitment fair/reception and visited booths staffed by representatives of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, the eight South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs, and four out-of-state family medicine residency programs. 

For more information about the Rebecca S. Seignious Family Medicine Interest Day, contact Kristin Cochran at cochrak@musc.edu.

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