Rural Health Services is collaborating with ARMC to bring additional access to care for the Aiken community through the Family Medicine Residency Program.
The demand for high-quality primary care physicians continues to be a need throughout South Carolina. We are proactively responding to the anticipated need for primary care physicians by collaborating to increase the number of newly-graduated doctors entering residency in the Aiken community. The physicians will be working and training throughout the ARMC system, and the RHS’s Clyburn Center for Primary Care will serve as the outpatient clinic for the residents. The collaboration will not only increase the number of primary care physicians training locally but will also increase access for patients who struggle with poverty, a lack of health insurance, and other barriers to accessing healthcare.
In July of 2022, 6 residents will join the Adult and Family Medicine Department at RHS. Each resident is a licensed physician and is completing their three years of residency in our community. They care for patients of all ages and rotate through pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and behavioral health.