Professional Education Programs
Connecting Providers to Education
The South Carolina AHEC Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program provides practicing healthcare professionals with continuing education seminars, workshops, lectures, and telecasts. All four Regional AHEC Centers employ CPD Coordinators from various health professions disciplines whose principal role is to assess, develop, and present continuing education programs to health professionals in their regions. National, regional, and local experts are used as lecturers and consultants. The South Carolina AHEC CPD Coordinators work closely with hospital education departments, regional health professionals, associations and agencies, and educational institutions to deliver educational programs. The life-long learning provided through the South Carolina AHEC follows a set of “Best Practice Standards” designed by the CPD Coordinators to assure quality in programming.
CPD programming is available throughout the state in various formats: live, in-person programs; live, statewide videoconference programs; and online enduring video programs.
Professional Development Opportunities
The South Carolina AHEC Continuing Education (CE) program provides practicing healthcare professionals with continuing education seminars, workshops, and lectures. All four AHEC Centers employ CE Coordinators from various health professions disciplines whose principal role is to assess, develop, and present continuing education programs to health professionals in their regions.
Programming takes place at the four regional AHEC centers and at locations throughout the entire state of South Carolina. Regional programming can be found from the statewide SC AHEC calendar or on your regional center's website. Contact your regional center to find opportunities near you.
The South Carolina AHEC System provides two distance learning opportunities to ensure that busy professionals have access to the education they need, regardless of where they are located in the state.
The SCHOOLS videoconferencing system provides interactive programming for healthcare providers and community members across South Carolina. Participants are invited to take part in programs that feature local, state and national experts engaging in case-based dialogues designed to address the educational needs of community providers. Additional opportunities are provided to health professions students who are on rural clinical rotations and to students who are interested in becoming healthcare professionals.
AHEC U is designed to help health care professionals with their busy and demanding schedules by offering self-paced, high-quality, online courses which can be taken any time, anywhere internet access is available.
Educator of the Year Award
The SC AHEC Educator of the Year is a award given by the Continuing Professional Development Council to a continuing education instructor who exhibits excellent teaching skills and quality of content as well as exemplary professionalism.
|Year||Educator of the Year|
|2017||Macie Smith, Ed.D.|
|2016||Kelly Jones, PharmD, BCPS|
|2015||Cookie Muscarella, MSW|