Medical Education

Resident Life

AnMed Health residents leave with more than solid medical training. They leave with a family. New Resident Weekend lets incoming physicians explore their surroundings and get to know the residency staff. Social outings throughout the year — from supper clubs to trivia nights — help residents and faculty form lasting friendships.

The best way to learn is by doing. So in addition to practicing family medicine, residents go through a variety of experiences from a mock deposition to a weeklong procedures workshop. A community medicine scavenger hunt allows residents to discover the wealth of resources Anderson has to offer. If you've got the makings of a world traveler, ask about AnMed Health's global health elective. This unique opportunity has allowed several residents to travel abroad and gain an understanding of health care in other countries.

Rachel Kee, D.O. - Chief Resident, Class of 2020

Q: Where did you grow up?
A: Charlotte, NC

Q: Where did you attend medical school?
A: VCOM in Spartanburg,SC

Q: Why did you choose family medicine and when did you know that it was the type of medicine you wanted to practice?
A: I entered medical school with an open mind, not knowing what type of specialty I wanted to go into. During my third year rotations, I quickly realized I enjoyed several specialties and decided family medicine would allow me to practice broad scope medicine.

Q: What impressed you about the AnMed Health Residency Program when you were interviewing for programs?
A: I was impressed by how the residents seemed to really work as a team and they enjoyed being around each other. The faculty also seemed to really care about each of the residents and their individual well-being.

Q: What can you tell others about Anderson,SC?
A: I have been pleasantly surprised by Anderson. Prior to moving here, I didn't know anything about Anderson, but my husband and I really enjoy the lake and the close proximity of hiking and outdoor activities.

Q: What advice can you give future residents?
A: Don't forget to enjoy the process.

Josh Hall, M.D. - Chief Resident, Class of 2020

Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I was born in Kentucky and thus am a huge University of Kentrucky fan, but mostly grew up in Greeneville, TN. I attended college at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, TN and then moved to Springdale, AR with my family after finishing there.

Q: Where did you attend medical school?
A: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR.

Q: Why did you choose Family Medicine and when did you know that was the type of medicine you wanted to practice?
A: From the beginning of med school, I knew I wanted to go into Family Medicine. In my prior shadowing experiences, I enjoyed the relationships and continuity that you only get with primary care. I love the variety, and want to be as good as I can possibly be in as many areas as I can. In med school, I also loved my rotations in primary care sports medicine and knew I wanted to complete a fellowship in that after residency.

Q: What impressed you about the AnMed Health Residency Program when you were interviewing for programs?
A: What impressed me the most was the people. Each person I interacted with on my interview day made me feel right at home. I came away feeling a great sense of community among residents and attendings, which ultimately led me to rank AnMed #1. Most programs have similar curriculum and facilities, but I believe the people make a residency program.

Q: What can you tell others about Anderson, SC?
A: Anderson is a medium-sized town with several good restaurants (our favorite is The Smokin Pig), a cool and improving downtown, plenty of grocery stores, shopping, etc. My wife and I love the quiet feel while still having everything we need close by. We're located nearby to Atlanta, Charlotte, and Asheville, each within a couple of hours drive. Greenville, SC is a short 30 minute drive away as well, so there is no shortage of places to go and things to do.

Q: What advice could you give to future residents?
A: You only get out of residency what you put into it. If you work hard, you're going to become a great doctor. If you're kind and respectful, you'll get the same in return. A strong work ethic and a good attitude will really take you far. My other advice is to not sweat the small things. Residency is tough physically and emotionally. We all get stressed, but if you learn to balance yourself and treat residency as an investment in your future, you will be a better resident and much happier person.