Kilgore, TeresaIt is my great pleasure to serve the South Carolina osteopathic medical community for the 2016-2017 year. As a way of introduction, I have been practicing in SC since 1990 and, have lived and worked in a variety of towns in the state over these 26 years. I had a rural Internal Medicine practice in Cheraw, then practiced as a hospitalist and ED physician in Greenville. Since 2010, I have been involved in academic medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)- Carolinas campus. I continue to Chair the Internal Medicine department at VCOM, but I now live in Columbia. I enjoy volunteering at the Free Medical clinic in Columbia, and also serve as a part-time Hospice Director. I hope these experiences help me to understand the concerns of the DO’s practicing throughout our state. I hope to use this year to grow our membership, bring you quality AOA CME programs, and to encourage all of us to contribute to the betterment of our profession by always seeking to expand our knowledge and share our talents and gifts with our patients, friends, family and colleagues.

We will be highlighting some of our members on the SCDOS.org webpage, and if you are interested in being part of that endeavor, please contact us. Also, visit the upcoming events to get 2016-17 CME opportunities and news about VCOM activities. We are so lucky to have an osteopathic college right here in our state, and it would be great for each of you to be preceptors for our students and contribute to the growth of our next generation of osteopathic physicians.

Teresa Kilgore, DO, FACOI
President of the South Carolina Osteopathic Medicine Society