The curriculum at the USC School of Medicine Greenville is an integrated blend of
interactive experiences from classroom to community that is 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.
The USC School of Medicine Greenville focuses on student-centered learning as the
roadmap for the life-long learning continuum from undergraduate to graduate and continuing
medical education. Located in Greenville, S.C., the school joins the campus of Greenville
Memorial Hospital, one of seven medical campuses belonging to Greenville Health System,
an integrated healthcare delivery system and the largest care provider in the region.
Relationship with University of South Carolina
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 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 M.D. graduates.