(Greenwood, S.C. – May 16, 2024) — The Self Regional Healthcare (SRH) Family Medicine Residency Program proudly announces its top national ranking for board scores, tying for first place as reported by the American Board of Family Medicine. From 2019 to 2023, SRH’s graduates achieved an impressive five-year rolling average score of 620, significantly above the national average of 535. Physicians must pass the Family Medicine Certification Exam at the end of their third year of residency to become board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). This nine-hour test consists of 300 multiple-choice questions across four sections and is the final step in the certification process following medical school, USMLE/COMLEX exams, and an ACGME-accredited residency. Board certification shows a physician’s commitment to high standards, lifelong learning, and superior patient care, and is recognized by patients, hospitals, and insurers. The ABFM certification, established by family physicians, demonstrates proficiency and dedication to family medicine. SRH tied for first place with Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency in San Diego, California, marking it among the nation’s elite programs. Only eight programs nationwide have attained an average score exceeding 600, highlighting the exceptional quality of SRH’s education and training. Dr. Rob Tiller, Family Medicine Residency Program Director, credits this success to the unwavering support from Self Regional Healthcare administration, the dedication of faculty and staff, and the relentless efforts of residents. “These outstanding board scores reflect our collective commitment to excellence,” Dr. Tiller remarked. Nearly a decade ago, the faculty set ambitious goals to establish SRH as a leader in the Southeast and among the nation’s finest. Dr. Tiller expressed immense pride in the program’s journey toward achieving this vision. “I am very proud of the work we have done and continue to do to provide excellent family physicians for our community.” The SRH Family Medicine Residency Program remains dedicated to clinical excellence and superior patient care, continually striving to equip future family physicians with the skills needed to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the community. For more information about the SRH Family Medicine Residency Program, please visit https://selfresidency.org/ or call Carleigh Wyatt, Residency Coordinator, at (864) 725-4869.
About Self Regional Healthcare Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 44 practices and more than 200 physicians.