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Carter appointed to lead graduate medical education efforts

Chuck Carter, M.D., was recently appointed by Prisma Health as the regional Graduate Medical Education Executive and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for the Midlands Region residency and fellowship programs. Carter also is assuming the role of associate dean for graduate medical education for the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia. Carter brings a wealth of experience in educational and academic leadership to this position, having served previously as a residency program director and as associate DIO for the Midlands region for the past four years.

Carter received his undergraduate degree from Wofford College and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia. After completing his Family Medicine Residency at Palmetto Health Richland, he completed a fellowship in faculty development at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He served as a faculty family physician with the Atlanta Medical Center Family Medicine Residency program and served as a clinical assistant professor at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia.

Carter joined the faculty of the UofSC School of Medicine in 2005, where he now holds the rank of clinical professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He was the recipient of the UofSC School of Medicine Distinguished Young Physician Alumni Award in 2008, and he received a Clinical Practice Teaching Award in 2012. In addition to all of his other roles, Carter has played a key role in establishing and advancing the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare, and for the past year he has served as the academic vice chair for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He also remains active as a clinical family medicine physician. 

In his new leadership roles, Carter will be responsible for overseeing all Prisma Health – UofSC graduate medical education programs in the Midlands. He will work with both Prisma Heath and the University of South Carolina to further develop GME strategies and will work closely with program directors and faculty to facilitate ongoing delivery of high quality GME programs.  

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