Medical Students at RMC Receive Top Awards


From left, RMC Director of Medical Education Terry Mac Math, MD with Jennifer Williams; Lyle Shelver, MD; and Bryce Ferry. Absent from photo: Masud Habibullah, MD.
Students of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) pursuing their third year of clinical training at the Regional Medical Center (RMC) were recently recognized among the best medical students from the school’s Carolinas Campus.
Student of the Year Bryce Ferry received the Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence.

Bryce Ferry was named Student of the Year and received the Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence, marking the first time an RMC student has received the prestigious award. Ferry and Jennifer Williams were named as Distinguished Scholars.

In addition, RMC VCOM students honored physicians who were especially helpful to them in their studies. RMC Hospitalist Lyle Shelver, MD was selected as Preceptor of the Year by the third-year students and Masud Habibullah, MD was named Preceptor of the Year by fourth-year students.

Jennifer Williams (right) receives Distinguished Scholar award.
While rotating and studying at RMC, many VCOM students volunteer and give back to the Orangeburg community through RMC Community Outreach, local churches, area schools and other non-profit organizations and events. They also participate in and conduct research projects, many of which have been published in medical journals.

VCOM is a four-year, fully-accredited osteopathic medical school based in Blacksburg, Va. with other campuses located in Spartanburg, S.C. and Auburn, Ala.

The RMC healthcare system includes a 286-bed, acute-care hospital and 22 primary care and specialty care practices. RMC is certified by The Joint Commission, and in addition to being certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, RMC is a DHEC designated Level III Trauma Center. RMC is clinically affiliated with MUSC Health, South Carolina’s most nationally recognized and comprehensive academic medical center, to further enhance select healthcare services for patients in the region.

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