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

South Carolina Family Medicine Residency Programs

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 across the southeast 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.

To find out more information about Family Medicine Interest Day, please contact Lauri Riddell at

A faculty member works with a medical student during a hands-on skills workshop