VCOM 2022 Annual Report
Returning to Practice and Teac h Students in Her Own Hometown
F or Amanda Pruitt, DO, Class of 2015, “bringing healthcare home” means more than returning to Spartanburg, South Carolina; it also means returning to VCOM-Carolinas, where she serves as a faculty member in family medicine and OMM. And when the new ReGenesis-Northside Clinic opened across the street from the VCOM Carolinas campus in March 2021, Dr. Pruitt became one of several alumni to work there. “Since I was a child, I always said I wanted to be a physician,” she said. “As I moved through my undergraduate career, that dream became
“The clinic was established to help close gaps in access to healthcare for all individuals and families in Spartanburg, regardless of socioeconomic factors such as insurance coverage or income level,” she said. “I believe this perfectly reflects VCOM’s mission to serve the underserved." She also noted that opening the clinic in such close proximity to campus highlights all the positive change VCOM has helped bring to the Northside area.
more realistic. Once I became more familiar with the osteopathic philosophy, I knew I wanted to become a DO," Dr. Pruitt said. As she was finishing her
Pruitt, whose family has lived in Spartanburg County since 1999, was a member of the VCOM-Carolinas inaugural class and received her diploma at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium only two blocks away from where she now works.
undergraduate degree, the Carolinas campus was opening in her hometown, close to family. After meeting with everyone and touring the campus, she realized it was a perfect fit. Now, splitting her time between practicing as a family physician at the ReGenesis-Northiside Clinic and teaching the next generation of doctors across the street at VCOM-Carolinas, Dr. Pruitt exemplifies the VCOM mission in her work and life.
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