College of Osteopathic Medicine Students from WCU Begin Community Based Training at SCRMC
College of Osteopathic Medicine Students from William Carey University Begin Community Based Training at South Central Regional Medical Center.
South Central Regional Medical Center welcomed the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine third year students to their facility on Wednesday, August 1st. The group of twelve students officially began their core clinical training for the next twelve months throughout various specialties of South Central Regional Medical Center.
South Central Regional Medical Center was selected as one of the fourteen hub sites in the southern region to provide training to the students. The hub sites are clinical training facilities that are able to provide all of the core and selective rotations required for the program. Students in their third and fourth years of training in the Osteopathic Medicine program will also reside and participate in the communities of their core clinical training.
“William Carey is excited to partner with South Central Regional Medical Center through this community based training program with our students,” said Tamara Parrish, Regional Clinical Rotations Coordinator for William Carey. “Our students are eager to showcase what they have learned throughout the past two years and what they will learn from physicians throughout the next year of rotations.”
The College of Osteopathic Medicine curriculum is structured around the core competencies of the osteopathic medicine to provide students the opportunity to train for a career in primary care. William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine is the state’s second medical school and the first in the region to focus on osteopathic medicine.
“Our mission for the program is to prepare students to become osteopathic physicians through an emphasis on primary care and serving others in healthcare, with a focus on the medically under-served and rural areas in our region,” stated Parrish.
South Central will host students throughout the year in various specialties, to include: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, OB-GYN, and Mental Health. Under the direction of various physicians within the medical staff, students will be provided the opportunity to learn what field of medicine is best for them.
“William Carey began the College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010, with this group of students as the inaugural class of the program,” said Parrish. “Our first ever clinical rotations with our hub sites began last week and we look forward to what our students will learn.”
Pictured (Left to Right): Linda Gavin, Vice President of Business Development; Doug Higginbotham, President and CEO of South Central Regional Medical Center; Morgan Green, Aishwarya Raju, Brett Hyatt, Brandi Hyatt, Carolina Wales, Langley Steverson, Jacob Mahaffey, Kenny Seymour, Lauren Schmidt, Rachel Wechsler, Richard Calderone, Russ Cullinane, Dean Kerenick, Rachel Gooch Pughsley, Ryan Greenmann