During your time in the CMC Family Medicine Residency, you will have the opportunity to experience a variety of specialty clinic atmospheres including pediatrics, OB/GYN, geriatrics, and sports medicine.
Conway Medical Center is a trusted leader in healthcare and has served the medical needs of Horry County and surrounding communities for nearly a century.
This non-profit medical center’s roots run deep in Horry County. In the 1920s, a group of local physicians recognized the need for a hospital in the county and the application for a charter for Conway Hospital was filed with the South Carolina Secretary of State on November 7, 1928. At the time, the hospital was on Elm Street in the old Burroughs Hospital.
They soon outgrew that location. Work began on constructing and furnishing a new building on 9th Avenue with accommodations for 31 patients in single rooms and wards on three floors. An open house for the facility was held on May 30, 1930.
Then in 1982, Conway Hospital moved to its current location on Singleton Ridge Road. However, the growth did not stop. In 2001, the hospital expanded the Emergency Department, Obstetrical Department, and added a three-story medical office building. A new Patient Bed Tower opened in 2009, adding 71,000 square feet and 64 patient rooms including critical and surgical care.
Today, Conway Medical Center has 210 inpatient beds and is one of the county’s largest employers with over 1500 staff members. We are excited about the growth that continues at Conway Medical Center as we work to improve the overall health of our communities by being a leader in healthcare.
CMC Primary Care-Myrtle Trace is the home for the CMC Family Medicine Residency. Built in 2020 this clinic is located directly across the street from the main CMC campus providing residents with easy access to our hospital as well as several of our specialty clinics. CMC Primary Care Myrtle Trace features 18 exam rooms, a procedure room, a laboratory, and an integrated classroom with GMEC.
The pediatrics rotation will take place at CMC Pediatrics-Carolina Forest. Located just four miles from the main CMC campus, this practice is situated in one of the fastest-growing communities in Horry County. This clinic will be an additional site for the continuity of pediatric patients during the 2nd and 3rd year of residency.
OB/GYN rotations will be at CMC Women’s Health-Conway, located in the Medical Arts Building on the main CMC Campus just a short walk from CMC Primary Care-Myrtle Trace. More babies are born at CMC than any other hospital in the region every year and our team of outstanding, experienced providers will be working with our residents. This office will be an additional site for continuity OB patients during the 2nd and 3rd year of residency.
Geriatric Medicine Rotation
The geriatric medicine rotation will take place at Carolina Health Specialists in Little River, SC, 25 miles from the main CMC campus, under the guidance of Dr. Lisa Mount.
During the 2nd and 3rd year of residency, residents will provide free medical services at the Friendship Medical Clinic, the oldest free medicine clinic in South Carolina. The clinic provides a primary medical care home, as well as medications, for qualifying uninsured adults, through our full-service, state-licensed pharmacy located within the clinic. The CMC Foundation, the charitable arm of Conway Medical Center, helps fund the Friendship Medical Clinic.
Coastal Carolina University, located just one mile from Conway Medical Center, is where you will have the opportunity to assist with the CCU Division 1 Athletics program during your sports medicine rotation. Members of the Sun Belt Conference, CCU has an exciting and growing slate of athletics teams, including their baseball program which won the NCAA National Championship in 2016.