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34th Annual South Carolina Family Medicine Interest Day Held in August

Medical students had the opportunity to network with 15 of the state’s family medicine residency program faculty members and their residents at the 2023 South Carolina Family Medicine Interest Day, held on Saturday, August 26 in Columbia. Hosted annually by South Carolina AHEC in partnership with the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP) and the state’s family medicine residency programs, the event is open to second- through fourth-year students from medical schools across the southeast and is designed to promote the specialty of family medicine as a career option.

Medical students participate in a Splinting & Casting Workshop at Family Medicine Interest Day.

The day’s events were offered at no cost to medical students and included a welcome luncheon, networking sessions and skills workshops hosted by the family medicine residency programs. Workshop topics included casting and splinting, point of care ultrasound and scopes, central line placement, joint injections, acupuncture, dermatology procedures and many more.

77 students from 15 medical schools registered for Family Medicine Interest Day and were able to select which workshops they wished to attend based on personal preference. Students were able to network and build relationships with the state’s family medicine residency programs at exhibit booths in the breaks between workshop sessions.

To learn more about South Carolina’s family medicine residency programs, visit www.scahec.net/gme.

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