Each year in Kansas City, Missouri, the American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students is an excellent resident recruitment opportunity for family medicine residency programs. And each year, the South Carolina family medicine residency programs do what few other states accomplish: strong, cohesive collaboration to boost the state’s recruitment efforts at the conference.
During the event, a large expo hall is filled with programs from all over the country vying for students’ attention. The South Carolina programs stand out from the crowd during the event due to joint effort to create an eye-catching South Carolina booth block. South Carolina AHEC supports this effort by designing the booth space and collateral materials, resulting in a bold, cohesive state effort to attract residents to South Carolina.
This year, all 12 South Carolina family medicine residency programs participated in the South Carolina booth. Nearly 500 medical students and residents connected with program faculty, residents and staff to learn more about the state’s family medicine residency programs and fellowships and many more attendees visited the booth space over the course of the conference.
More than 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.
To see a full listing of the family medicine residency programs in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina AHEC GME page.