Graduate Medical Education

Connecting Physicians to Family Medicine Training

About the Program

To address the maldistribution of physicians in our state, South Carolina AHEC collaborates with all of the family medicine residency programs in South Carolina to enhance recruitment for family medicine, facilitate high-quality resident training and encourage collaboration amongst programs. Details about each program are available via their websites, which are linked in the section below.

South Carolina AHEC, in partnership with the South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs and the SC Academy of Family Physicians, is pleased to host South Carolina Family Medicine Interest Day annually.

Enhanced rural financial incentives (PDF) are available to residents in South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs through the South Carolina AHEC Rural Incentive Grant Program.

Family Medicine Programming Last Year

Medical students from 16 medical schools attended virtual Family Medicine Interest Day
Contact hours of training accrued by residents on the AHEC Learning Portal
Residents participated in training via the AHEC Learning Portal

Family Medicine Interest Day

Family Medicine Interest Day promotes the specialty of family medicine and recruits medical students into South Carolina's family medicine residency programs. Medical students have the opportunity to attend skills workshops and network with family medicine residency program faculty and staff members and their residents. Second- through fourth-year students from medical schools in South Carolina and beyond are invited to attend. The event is a joint venture between South Carolina AHEC, the South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs, and the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.

2024 Family Medicine Interest Day

Date and Time

Saturday, August 24, 2024
11:00am - 5:00pm


Cooperative Conference Center
169 Laurelhurst Ave
Columbia, SC 29210

A medical student participates in a skills workshop at interest day.

This event is for second- through fourth-year medical students. Participation is free but registration is required. Click the link below to register.

Click the "View Flyer" button below to view the full agenda and participating programs.

For questions about Family Medicine Interest Day, please contact Lauri Riddell at

South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs