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McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program - a truly unique place to train.

Welcome to the McLeod Family Medicine Residency program. We are excited about sharing our wonderful program with you. From the supportive faculty and outstanding staff to the state-of-the-art facilities and technology to the amazing residents, McLeod is a truly unique place to train. We believe that we are one of the top Family Medicine training programs in the United States, and hopefully you’ll understand why as you get to know us better.

As part of this training program, a top priority is to "provide superior health care services to the community and population served." Our mission is being fulfilled.

  • Through 2012, fifty-three percent of our graduates have remained in South Carolina opening new practices or joining established practices.
  • For the past five years, our program has achieved a 100% pass rate for residency graduates on the ABFM Certification Exam.
  • As the only community-based training program in this area, our residents are in high demand with more than half recruited to their first job directly from McLeod.

The Best of Both Worlds - An Unopposed Family Medicine Residency Program

McLeod Family Medicine is a community-based program that offers many of the benefits of a university-based program. The hospital serves as one of the four regional medical centers in South Carolina. McLeod, however, is the only regional medical center in the state with an unopposed Family Medicine Residency Program. Consequently, we are able to feature a community-based training program without sacrificing the diverse pathology seen among many university programs. Our residents care for an incredible array of patients. Not only do they treat the common diseases seen at most hospitals, our residents also care for patients with the complex, rare and/or acute diseases that many other community hospitals transfer to larger medical centers. This strength extends into all areas of training including obstetrics and pediatrics. McLeod, for example, is the designated Regional Perinatal Center for Northeast South Carolina. As the only residency program at McLeod, our residents do not have to compete with other residents for patients, which significantly enhances learning opportunities.

Furthermore, McLeod offers an unparalleled array of opportunities to its residents in:

  • Procedural training - residents easily can achieve over 100 EGD's and 100 colonoscopies
  • Sports Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Rural Medicine

Many of our residents partake in international mission trips with our faculty. Florence and the surrounding communities offer extensive secondary employment opportunities. As a result, our residents are able to identify the areas in Family Medicine that they desire to focus on, while remaining confident that if their interests change throughout residency, McLeod will likely have opportunities in that area as well. The faculty at McLeod Family Medicine is fully committed to helping each resident maximize his or her three years of training. Upon completion of the program, McLeod residents will be prepared to practice in any setting -- academic, urban, suburban, or rural.

The McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program Welcomes the Following New Residents:
Class of 2018
Peter Bailey, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina
Garrett Barton, M.D, Univeristy of Kansas, School of Medicine Wichita
Kenzie Barton, M.D., University of Kansas, School of Medicine Wichita
Ashley Denmark, D.O., Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Benjamin Hinman, M.D., Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Brooke Perugini, D.O., Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lauren Shurtliff, M.D., University of Kansas, School of Medicine
Benjamin Weston, M.D., The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Karianne Yates, D.O., Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

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