Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rebecca S. Seignious Family Medicine Interest Day

The 27th Annual Rebecca S. Seignious Family Medicine Interest Day was held on August 27 at the Embassy Suites in Columbia. This event is sponsored by the South Carolina family medicine residency training program directors, the South Carolina AHEC and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP).  The purpose of this program is to stimulate interest and enthusiasm in the field of Family Medicine.

One hundred and four medical students from 14 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.

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 the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, the eight South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs, and five out-of-state family medicine residency programs. 

For more information, please contact Kristin Cochran, Director of Recruitment and Student Programs, at


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