The M.D. program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville is a unique journey into the world of medicine that begins with hands-on clinical training as Emergency Medical Technicians, and continues through exploration of the scientific, social, clinical and cultural facets of the profession. Located in Greenville, SC the school joins the campus of Greenville Memorial Hospital, one of six medical campuses belonging to Greenville Health System; an integrated healthcare delivery system and the largest hospital system in South Carolina. The curriculum is an integrated blend of interactive experiences from classroom to bedside that are designed to foster and enhance the acquisition of essential knowledge, communication, diagnostic and problem solving skills, and lead to application, critical thinking and patient care. USCSOM-Greenville focuses on student-centered learning as the roadmap for the life-long learning continuum from undergraduate to graduate and continuing medical education. Click here for a recent article from Focus Magazine highlighting the innovative Medical School curriculum.
The learning environment at USCSOM-Greenville includes the use of wireless and mobile technology, electronic resources and media, an abundance of small group and individual study spaces all designed to support the learning needs and styles of all students, Greenville Memorial Hospital, the Greenville Health System and its entire integrated health-care delivery team.
The M.D. program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville builds on an already successful, 20-year-old partnership between the University of South Carolina and the Greenville Health System (GHS).
That partnership has allowed third- and fourth-year USC School of Medicine - Columbia medical students to complete their final two years of education at GHS. With the recent accreditation of the M.D. program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville, students will now be able to complete all four years of their medical training at GHS. The charter class of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville enrolled 53 first year medical students in August 2012, with that number growing to 100 first year medical students by 2015, and an ultimate 400 medical students over all four years of education.
The University of South Carolina is one of only seven universities with two separately accredited M.D. programs. Separate accreditation permits the two USC medical schools to provide separate and distinct curricula geared to the strengths and philosophies of each school. Together, these two USC medical schools will help combat the state's ongoing physician shortage by permitting a greater combined number of MD graduates.