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J S C Med Assoc. 2001 Jun;97(6):250-3.

Graduate survey of the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium family practice residency programs.

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  • 1MUSC Dept. of Family Medicine, 9298 Medical Plaza Dr., Charleston, SC 29406, USA.


The results of this study demonstrate several interesting characteristics of the graduates of the SC AHEC associated family medicine residency programs: 45 percent practice in South Carolina, 63 percent live further than 120 miles from their residency program, 96 percent are satisfied with their specialty choice, and 56 percent are involved in teaching medical students and residents. Furthermore, these graduates have the following tendencies: to practice in the traditional solo or group practice; to practice in a suburban community, town or rural community and a setting size less than a population of 100,000 persons; to care for the aging adult and geriatric population; to provide nursing home care; and to utilize house calls to provide patient care). As the current health care system continues to be redesigned, this information will be essential for assessment and planning purposes.

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