Programs for Health Professionals

Graduate Medical Education

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Provides support for Family Medicine residency training programs in eight South Carolina communities: Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood, Seneca, and Spartanburg.

Recruitment & Retention

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Provide financial incentives to physicians, dentists and advanced practice providers who practice in rural and underserved communities. The Locum Tenens Program provides coverage for physicians in rural areas, allowing them time away from their practices.

Professional Education

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Identify the educational needs of healthcare professionals and provide education programs designed to enhance clinical skills and maintain professional certifications. Programs are delivered through traditional methods and innovative technologies.

Telehealth Education

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Provides new access to educational and training resources for students, providers, patients, and communities through telehealth technology. Telehealth extends AHEC's statewide reach and partnerships to address rural healthcare delivery and healthcare workforce development needs.


South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium educates, recruits and retains healthcare providers for the state.

South Carolina AHEC is a state agency that was originally established in 1972.


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