Graduate Medical Education
Connecting Physicians to Training
To alleviate the shortage and maldistribution of physicians in our state, the South Carolina AHEC sponsors eight Family Medicine residency training programs throughout South Carolina. South Carolina AHEC’s affiliated residency training programs have approximately 67 physicians completing their training each year. Two new Family Medicine residency training programs have recently launched within the state and have joined the collaborative statewide effort for Family Medicine recruitment and education.
Details concerning family medicine and other graduate medical education residency training programs can be obtained from the program-specific web sites listed in the section below.
Family Medicine Residency Training Programs
McLeod Health Family Medicine Center
Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program
Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Symposium
The South Carolina AHEC Resident Scholarship Symposium is held each year in conjunction with the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAPF) annual meeting, usually during the month of June. The symposium provides Family Medicine residents from across the state the opportunity to showcase their quality improvement and research projects through scholarly presentations and poster sessions. Residents and faculty participate in the SCAFP sponsored luncheon, during which awards and cash prizes are presented to winners from each presentation category. Residents are also able to participate in conference and networking events with other family physicians from throughout South Carolina. During the symposium, the upcoming chief residents from each program also participate in a seminar to learn about and develop leadership and other skills.