MUSC reaches agreement with Anderson hospital

ANDERSON, S.C. - AnMed Health in Anderson has reached an agreement with the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston to help train medical students.

Multiple media outlets reported that AnMed Health will begin taking third- and fourth-year medical students next year.

AnMed Chief Executive John Miller said the agreement will expand medical education and help address the growing shortage of primary care doctors and specialists in the area.

Chief medical officer Dr. Mike Tillirson says the need for doctors will continue to increase as the baby boomer generation ages. Tillirson says officials hope that the students in Anderson will continue their residency training at the hospital.

Tillirson says the agreement should improve Anderson's access to medical research.

Anderson is expected to get two dozen medical students by 2017.