Residents have the opportunity to travel abroad during their away electives. In addition, residents have the opportunity to participate in service trips with faculty.
Residents enjoy the opportunity to socialize both inside and outside the office!
Residents participate in clinical experiences both traditional and non-traditional.
Seneca Lakes is now part of a nationwide rural medical education initiative!
Four years old in April 2014, The 158-bed facility with all private rooms has been a complete success for patients and medical staff.
The Oconee Medical Center ED sees 40,000 patients per year. The recently completed renovations have improved comfort and access for patients.
Third year residents have signed employment contracts and are looking forward to starting new careers!
The Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency Program at Oconee Medical Center was created to populate rural upstate South Carolina with compassionate physicians trained in the full spectrum of family medicine, providing unrivaled access to to quality health care in our rural communities.
We are currently the only rural track program in South Carolina. Areas of special emphasis include surgical obstetrics, practice management and sports medicine.
The residency, which opened in July 2001, is a joint venture between Oconee Medical Center and Anderson Area Medical Center. Our residency focuses on training physicians for a rural practice.
We welcome you to come and visit us. We think you will like what you see and want to stay.
More About Us
• Dr. Evans and Chief Residents Drs. Byers and Westmoreland will be doing a national presentation March 30, 2014 at the American Academy of Family Physician’s Residency Program Solutions conference in Kansas City, MO. “The Dream Office: A Project for the Practice Management Curriculum” describes a tool originally created by our current third year class for use in learning the nuts and bolts of running the business of a private practice.
• Dr. Evans is one of two physicians currently serving on an advisory group to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, charged with reviewing the state’s Graduate Medical Education policy. As the only RTT in South Carolina, the Seneca Lakes experience has been of particular interest to Mr. Anthony Keck, Director of HHS.
• Program Coordinator June LeCroy, currently serving nationally as the Family Medicine Chair of the Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME), will present “To TAGME, or not to TAGME” at the American Academy of Family Physician’s Residency Program Solutions conference in Kansas City, MO on March 30, 2014. This is June’s second national presentation!
• Congratulations to Dr. Frank Beacham (Class of 2012) and his wife Stephanie on their wedding November 2, 2013. Look for pictures on our Facebook page!