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Congratulations to South Carolina AHEC Resident Scholarship Symposium Participants and Winners

The South Carolina AHEC is pleased to recognize this year’s Resident Scholarship Symposium award winners. The annual South Carolina AHEC Resident Scholarship Symposium is held each year in conjunction with the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians’ (SCAFP) annual meeting. This year’s symposium in Hilton Head Island featured 16 podium presentations and 14 poster presentations. The presentations focused on research and quality improvement projects and gave residents an opportunity to engage with SCAFP members to discuss how these projects translate into practice.

The South Carolina AHEC would like to thank those who served as moderators, judges and presentation scorers: chair and moderator Dr. Lisa Mims (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine); moderator Dr. Alec DeCastro (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine); judges Dr. Vincent Green (Greenville Health System Family Medicine), Dr. Rob Tiller (Self Regional Family Medicine), and Dr. Hugh Durrence (SCAFP Immediate Past President and Board Chair); and presentation assistance and scoring by Dr. Marty Player (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine). 
A Chief Residents’ Seminar is held in conjunction with the symposium for physicians who will be chief residents during the 2017-2018 academic year. Symposium participants have the opportunity to attend SCAFP-sponsored events such as the wine and cheese networking and poster session and the award luncheon to network with academy members.

Congratulations to all of the abstract authors and award winners!

Basic Research


First Place ($400.00)
The Impact of a Prescription Monitoring Program on Prescribing Behaviors Within a Residency ProgramLindsey Cassidy, MD
AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program
Dr. Lindsey Cassidy with Drs. Lisa Mims and  Alec DeCastro










Second Place ($300.00)
The Association Between the Exercise Vital Sign and Cardiometabolic Disease in High-Risk Patients
Courtney Duffy, MD
Greenville Health System Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Place ($200.00)
Care Model for Management of Medicare Patients with Congestive Heart Failure and Multiple Chronic Conditions
Joel Amidon, MD
Greenville Health System Family Medicine Residency Program

Quality Improvement


First Place ($400.00)
Effectiveness of a Multi-Component Length of Stay Intervention in a Family Medicine Residency Program
Tareq Haidary, MD
McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Tareq Haidary with Drs. Lisa Mims and Alec DeCastro


















Second Place ($300.00)
Using Patient and Physician Education to Meet Breast Cancer Quality Measures
Kevin Via, MD
Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Place ($200.00)
Fluoride Varnish to Prevent Early Childhood Caries
Joseph Hoyle, MD
McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program

Poster Session


Dr. Francie Finney with Drs. Lisa Mims and Alec DeCastro


















Poster Session ($200.00)
The Effects of POD Standardization on Efficiency and Satisfaction in a Residency Clinic
Francie Finney, MD
AnMed Health Family Medicine Residency Program
If you would like additional information about the symposium, please contact Kristin Cochran, Director of AHEC Recruitment and Retention Programs, at (843) 792-6977 or cochrak@musc.edu.

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