Terrence Steyer, M.D.
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
We offer senior elective options & acting internships to 4th year medical students through VSAS.
This course location varies from the Family Medicine Downtown site, College of Charleston Athletic Department, and other orthopedic specialists around Charleston.
Either at the MUSC Main Hospital or Trident Hospital.
Structured to provide the student an inpatient, clinic and night float experience consistent with the practice of community family medicine physicians.
Downtown Family Medicine Clinic.
Taking a spiritual history and referring patients with spiritual concerns to chaplains or ministers are basic clinical skills that every medical provider should learn. Inquiry into the spiritual areas of patients’ lives, previously considered taboo, is now taught as a method of delivering more “whole person,” comprehensive and compassionate care at the majority of medical schools. Spiritual inquiry is justified by the need to obtain important medical information and explore the patient’s point of view regarding their illness, but must be done in such a way that respects the patient’s privacy, confidentiality, and autonomy. Effectively integrating spiritual sensitivity into clinical practice is a challenge that should be addressed by all physicians and clinical care providers.
The Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) is an AAMC application designed to make it easier for medical students to apply for senior electives at U.S. medical schools and teaching hospitals.
Department of Family Medicine
5 Charleston Center
Charleston, SC 29425