The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)-Carolinas recently received a donation that will help further the College’s mission to serve those with limited access to healthcare, and help to provide hands-on training for medical students. In May 2017, ReGenesis Health Care donated a mobile medical unit to VCOM, a gift that improves the College’s ability to provide care in Spartanburg and throughout the southern Appalachian region. The mobile unit has two exam rooms equipped for medical procedures, which allows patients to be treated on location.
The College’s primary purpose for use of the mobile medical unit will be to further the education of VCOM students, and to improve access to healthcare throughout southern Appalachia. The vehicle will allow students to gain practical skills under the supervision of VCOM faculty, as they gain a better understanding of patient care and the challenges faced by residents of rural and medically underserved areas.