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Family Medicine Rural Clerkship

SC AHEC: South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium


AHEC Site Coordinators
Community Site Coordinators (AHEC Health Professions Student Coordinators) will meet with students within the first week of the rotation and maintain contact throughout the rotation. In most areas, site coordinators will mail welcome packets to student home addresses or e-mail students prior to the rotation. AHEC coordinators:

  • Are the first point of contact for preceptors regarding medical student scheduling and clerkship curriculum;
  • Recruit new preceptors;
  • Maintain a close working relationship with MUSC clerkship faculty;
  • Arrange student housing (in areas where housing is provided) and help settle students into housing upon arrival in rural communities;
  • Introduce students to practice, hospital, community, community resources;
  • Are a constant resource and point of contact for community/practice projects (in some areas, students may work along side site coordinators on established projects, i.e. Winnsboro);
  • Provide guidance in arranging patient home visits;
  • Offer limited technology assistance (often student must be referred to student coordinators);
  • Are ALWAYS available to provide support and assistance to students and preceptors.
Student Coordinators by Region
302 Medical Park Drive, Suite 110,
Walterboro, SC  29488
843-782-5052, Fax 843-782-5053
Counties:  Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper
lowcountry AHEC
Emily Warren

Emily Warren, LMSW
Health Professions Student Coordinator
Cell 843-599-9701
Kimbley Stephens
Kimbley Stephens, MS.Eed. 
Health Professions Student Coordinator
Cell 843-562-6351

P.O. Box 2049, 1824 Hwy 9 By-Pass West
Lancaster, SC 29721
803-286-4121, Fax 803-286-4165
Counties:  Aiken, Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Union, York

Jeff Cauthen

Jeff Cauthen
Health Professional Student Coordinator
Cell 803-287-4909

Julie Ghent
Health Professions Student Coordinator
Cell 803-287-4901

Pee Dee
Medical Park West, P.O. Box 100551,
Florence, SC 29501
Fax 843-777-5354
Counties:  Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, Williamsburg

Pee Dee

Traci Coward

Traci Coward, MPH, CTRS
Health Professions Student Coordinator
1-800-768-4556 (Ext 5345)
Cell 843-319-1863

Kam Richardson, MA, LPC, MAC
Health Professions Student Coordinator
1-800-768-4556 (Ext 5341)
Cell 843-409-7382

200 North Main Street, Suite 201
Greenville, SC 29601
864-349-1160, Fax 864-349-1179
Counties:  Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Saluda, Spartanburg

C. Tina Fulton
C. Tina Fulton, BS
Health Professions Student Coordinator
Cell 864-616-1576
Office 864-349-1168

Lakesha McCutchen
Lakesha S McCutchen, BA, MPA
Health Professional Student Coordinator
Cell 864-764-0626
Office 864-349-1179

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