Monday, September 3, 2018

South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs Complete Busy Summer of Recruitment Activities


Highlights of the 2018 American Academy of Family Physicians’ National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students

The annual American Academy of Family Physicians’ National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students was held on August 2-4, in Kansas City, Missouri. Residents, faculty and staff from nine South Carolina family medicine residency training programs attended. The conference is a great opportunity for medical students and residents to learn more about the state’s family medicine residency programs and fellowships and attend educational sessions and workshops. During the opening session, some of the nation’s top leaders and health equity advocates shared their inspirational work to address social determinants of health and reduce inequalities in health care. Other areas of focus included leadership development, clinical skills, musculoskeletal clinics, procedural skills, health policy, career planning courses and much more.  

Over 1,800 medical students from across the U.S. traveled to Kansas City for the event. Throughout the conference, the South Carolina’s family medicine residency programs stayed active at the recruiting booth, meeting medical students and potential fellows and explaining the many benefits of completing residency training in South Carolina.  


Rebecca S. Seignious Family Medicine Interest Day
The 29th Annual Rebecca S. Seignious Family Medicine Interest Day was held on August 25 at the Embassy Suites in Columbia. This event was sponsored by the statewide family practice residency directors, the South Carolina AHEC, and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP) to stimulate interest and enthusiasm in the field of family medicine.
Eighty-nine medical students from 16 medical schools attended, participating in a networking luncheon with members of the SCAFP and faculty and residents from South Carolina’s family medicine residency programs. Students also participated in four hands-on workshops conducted by residency program faculty and residents. 
That evening featured a recruitment fair and reception with representatives from the SCAFP, nine South Carolina family medicine residency programs, four out-of-state family medicine residency programs, and the U.S. Army. 
If you would like additional information about these events or the South Carolina’s family medicine residency programs, please contact Director of AHEC Recruitment and Retention Programs Kristin Cochran at (843) 792-6977 or cochrak@musc.edu.


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