VCOM 2022 Annual Report

Limestone University Booster Drive — Limestone University, in cooperation with VCOM-Carolinas, hosted a St. Patrick’s Day event on the front campus on March 17, 2022, that included games, merchandise, and the opportunity to receive COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. VCOM has teamed up with Limestone in an effort to reduce the shortage of medical doctors in the Southeast. VCOM’s partnership with Limestone provides pre-medical students an opportunity to receive a guaranteed admissions interview, as well as take part in an early admission program. VCOM typically receives 11,000 applications for about 500 spots in its program. PEDS Fair — VCOM-Carolinas annual Pediatric Wellness Fair was held at the Spartanburg YMCA on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Children participated in a variety of health-related, fun activities and were awarded prizes for their efforts. SEE Program — The Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) returned to VCOM-Carolinas in July 2022 after a two-year hiatus. The program offers talented high-schoolers a chance to get a close look at the daily life and learning process of medical students. Through the

South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare, a mobile clinic is making its way across different counties to do free screenings for the community, placing emphasis on those in underserved populations. VCOM-Carolinas received the grant through DHEC and brought the mobile clinic to Greenwood on Thursday to offer free blood pressure, glucose and sexually transmitted disease screenings.

Mobile STD Assessment and Information Center (MOSAIC) grant from the

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