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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 on Isle of Palms featured 16 podium presentations and eight poster presentations. The presentations focus on research and quality improvement projects. They give 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 and judges: chair and moderator  Dr. Lisa Mims (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine); moderator Dr. Alec DeCastro (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine); judges Dr. Cristin Adams (Trident/MUSC Family Medicine), Dr. Amanda Davis (AnMed Health Family Medicine), and Dr. Ed Evans (SCAFP Immediate Past President and Board Chair and Program Director, Seneca Lakes Family Medicine); and conference assistance 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 2018-2019 academic year. Symposium participants have the opportunity to attend SCAFP-sponsored events such as the wine and cheese networking, poster session and the award luncheon to network with academy members.

Congratulations to all of the abstract authors and award winners!

1st Place Basic Research:  


First Place Research Project


First Place ($400.00) – Research 
Self-Perceptions on Fitness to Drive in Collegiate Athletes Following a Sport-Related Concussion 
Yathavan Rajakulasingam, MD
Greenville Health System/USC Family Medicine Residency Program        
                                                                                                     
Second Place ($300.00) – Research
Does a Deviation from a Birth Plan Increase the Risk of Postpartum Depression?
Sarah Fabry, DO
Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Place ($200.00) – Research
The Correlation Between Residency Applications and Standardized Behavioral Assessments for Gaining Entry into a Graduate Medical Education Program
Ardalan Ahmadi, MD
Megan Bradham, MD
Greenville Health System/USC Family Medicine Residency Program

1st Place Quality Improvement: 


First Place Quality Improvement Project 


First Place ($400.00) – Quality Improvement
Reducing Hospital Utilization Through Implementation of a Comprehensive COPD Clinic
Jessica Hund, MD and Meg Sorrell, DO
Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

Second Place ($300.00) – Quality Improvement
Narcotic Use in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic
Jeffrey Many, MD and Sasha Perez, MD 
Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

Third Place ($200.00) – Quality Improvement
Risk Stratification for Hospital Follow Up For an Inpatient Family Medicine Team at a Tertiary Care Urban Hospital
Samuel Dail, MD and Joshua Pfent, MD
Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program

Poster Session Winner:  


Poster Winners


Poster Session ($200.00)
Where’s the Beef?  Identification of Malnutrition Risk in Our Elderly Clinic Patients 
Ryan Ban, MD, MPH and Taylor Christian, MD
Trident/MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program

If you would like additional information about the symposium, please contact Director of AHEC Recruitment and Retention Programs Kristin Cochran at (843) 792-6977 or cochrak@musc.edu.

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