Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University
of South Carolina was established in 1970 as one of the
first university-affiliated departments in the country.
We have graduated over 370 family physicians and currently
have 36 residents. Our graduates have excelled in
both private practice and have become leaders in family
medicine education. In addition to the residency program,
our department and faculty have become nationally known
for the computerized patient record, health maintenance
reminder system, community-oriented primary care projects,
and environmental and occupational medicine division.
Our faculty also have expertise
in sports medicine, Balint training, procedural skills,
quality improvement, substance abuse, and women's health
2009-2011 Annual Report
for the Department of Family Medicine is now available online.
both the Family
Medicine Center and the University
Family Medicine pages patients have easy access to non-urgent
requests for prescription renewals, questions, a change
of an appointment, and more for all MUSC Family Medicine
Family Medicine Residency
program provides a stimulating educational environment
within which two principal goals may be accomplished: 1)
development of the full potential of each resident as a
person and physician; and 2) provision of an academically
sound learning opportunity in a progressive medical facility.
mission for the Family Medicine Residency Program is to
train family physicians to deliver competent, compassionate,
personalized and continuous medical care in the context
of family and community improvement. To accomplish
this mission in an environment similar to one in which most
graduates ultimately practice, we have relocated our residency
program to the campus of the Trident Medical Center. University
Family Medicine is located approximately 20 miles north
of the MUSC downtown campus, the Trident Medical Center
provides our residents a community atmosphere while the
program maintains a university affiliation.
department also offers a Faculty
Development Fellowship Program with a defined curriculum
designed to develop skills in the three basic areas of research,
teaching, and administration.