National Primary Care Week
National Primary Care Week is an annual event to highlight the importance of primary care and to bring health care professionals together to discuss and learn about generalist and interdisciplinary health care, particularly its impact on and importance to underserved populations. Two of MUSC’s primary care providers are the Department of Family Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine.
The Department of Family Medicine provides high-quality, patient-centered care to individuals, their families, and the community, characterized by compassion and adherence to the best evidence available. Their teaching formats are effective and innovative, while their research focuses on generating new knowledge to address the most common problems encountered by patients.
At a Glance:
- The Department partners with the Florence Crittenton Center of Charleston to provide on-site prenatal care to vulnerable women, helping them develop successful parenting skills as well as a healthy pregnancy.
- The Family Medicine Rural Clerkship places medical students in small town practices to receive firsthand experience in rural primary care. More than sixty physicians host students for the six-week educational experiences.
- Through a twenty-year collaboration with Clemson University, the Department’s agro-medicine service provides consultation support to physicians who encounter illnesses that result from agricultural occupational exposures.
General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics:
The Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics (GIMG) is committed to providing exceptional quality of care which is comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered and responsive to the needs of adults.
Beyond patient care, the Division is also committed to enhance and support the other missions of the Medical University of South Carolina in the domains of education and clinical/health services research. The Division accomplishes this mission by maintaining an environment conducive to academic excellence in education and research.
The Division serves a major role in educating and training the next generation of physicians. The Division emphasizes evidence-based General Internal Medicine and Geriatric practice and includes educational conferences, periodic workshops, and seminars. Our Fellowship program emphasizes a balance of clinical, educational and research development, including a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research.
Our nationally recognized faculty conduct research of highest scientific standards, targeting health care disparities such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, access to care for underserved and vulnerable populations, aging and geriatric care, professional education, and medical informatics.