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McClennan-Banks Residents and Fellows Networking Group

The College of Medicine’s under-represented in medicine residents intiated the McClennan-Banks Resident Society, naming the organization for Dr. Alonzo C. McClennan and Nurse Anna DeCosta Banks, who were known for the operation of the first minority hospital in Charleston, SC. The purpose for the society was to enhance diversity within the College of Medicine and connect with the Greater Charleston, SC community through service.  The society was recently renamed the McClennan-Banks Residents and Fellows Networking Group to include under-represented in medicine fellows, networking opportunities with community physicians, and community service projects. The group also serves as mentors to College of Medicine under-represented in medicine students.

Organizational Objectives:

  • Provide an opportunity for campus and community based networking.
  • Provide mentorship of under-represented students, residents and fellows
  • Develop residents’ teaching skills
  • Increase minority resident recruitment to the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Cultivate interest in academic medicine
  • Engage in community service


Resident Ambassadors

Several under-represented in medicine residents have volunteered to serve as Resident Ambassadors for the College of Medicine. These resident physicians are available to answer questions of potential resident applicants and to share their experiences at MUSC. Interested individuals may contact them by email.

                                            2012-2013 Resident Ambassadors

Dr. Allison Jordan, Psychiatry

Dr. Emmanuel Chandler, Pediatrics

Dr. Dennis Harris, Pediatrics

Dr. Sharee Wright, Surgery

Dr. Martin Avery, Surgery

Dr. Vivian Bea, Surgery

Dr. Ebony Hilton, Anesthesiology

Dr. Adonteng Kwayke, Urology

Dr. Roland Hamilton, Neurology

Dr. Megan Helton-Rieter, OB-Gyn

Dr. Eva Marie Suarez, Radiation Oncology

Dr. Ifeoma Achebe, Radiology

Dr. Lashonda Watts, Radiology

Dr. Marcelino Yera-Perez, Family Medicine

Dr. Kristin Hood Watson, Family Medicine


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