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School of Medicine Greenville


Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee implements the policies of USCSOM Greenville related to the application/admissions process. The Chair of the Admissions Committee and his appointees evaluate all completed applications to the School of Medicine and select applicants to be interviewed. The final decision about admissions is made by the Admissions Committee, which has the independent responsibility for selection of students. Committee decisions are implemented by the Assistant Dean for Admissions.

The Admissions Committee includes two representatives from the Dean's Office: the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions and the Assistant Dean for Admissions, who chairs the committee by virtue of his position. There is no limit to the number of terms the chair may serve. Committee members include biomedical and clinical faculty and representatives from GHS senior administration. Faculty members are nominated by the Faculty Representation Committee and elected by the appropriate academic unit. The length of the initial appointment is three years; approximately a third of all members rotate off the committee each year. There is no limit as to the number of terms served. All members of the Admissions Committee are voting members. This committee meets weekly from mid-September through March.

Applicants are interviewed only by members of the Admissions Committee. Each applicant is individually interviewed by two members, each for a period of 45 minutes. All members of the Admissions Committee are required to attend an annual orientation session, which includes instruction on preparation for the interview, question content, sequence and wording of questions, questioning technique, inappropriate questions/behaviors, standards of etiquette, and summarizing the results of the interview. Members are provided with a copy of the admissions manual and are asked to review all policies, procedures and interview matrix forms prior to interviewing any candidates.



Committee Member Department Term Ends
Andrew W. Albano, Jr, D.O.  Family Medicine 2018
 Irfan M. Asif, M.D. Vice Chair of Academics,
Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship, Dept of Family Medicine
Sergio Arce, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences 2018
Melissa Bailey, M.D. Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 2019
Jack Bonner, M.D. Psychiatry 2017
Paul Catalana, M.D. Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions 2017
Christopher G. Carsten III, M.D. Vascular Surgery, Chief 2018
Paul Davis, M.D. Surgery 2017
Lauren Demosthenes, M.D. Ob/Gyn 2018
Kacey Eichelberger, M.D. Ob/Gyn 2018
James M. Ellis, M.D. Medical Director, UMG 2018
John Emerson, M.D. Family Medicine 2019
William Frazier, M.D. Otolaryngology 2018
Jill Golden, M.D. Pediatrics 2019
Paari Gopalakrishnan, M.D. Internal Medicine 2018
Vincent Green, M.D. Family Medicine 2018
Angela Hutcheson, M.D. Dermatology 2019
Anjani Jammula, M.D. Internal Medicine 2018
Alan Leahey, M.D. Ophthalmology 2017
Marty Lutz, M.D. Emergency Medicine 2018
Charles Marguet, M.D. Urology 2018
Paul B. Miller, M.D. Ob/Gyn 2018
Thomas Nathaniel, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences 2018
Alfred Nelson, M.D. Neurosurgery 2018
Sarah Payne-Poff, M.D. Pediatric Rheumatology 2018
Kenneth Rogers, M.D. Psychiatry 2018
Robert Saul, M.D. Pediatrics 2018
Jennifer Springhart, M.D. Emergency Medicine 2017
Madu Sunkavalli, M.D. Internal Medicine 2019
E. Christopher Troup, M.D. Pediatric Neurosurgery 2017
Andrew Binks, Ph.D. Physiology 2017
Asa Black, Ph.D. Anatomy 2018
Thomas Blackwell, M.D. EMT Program 2018
Kinneil Coltman, D.H.A. Diversity 2017
Christen Hairston, Ph.D. Student Services 2018
Gail Hardaway Biomedical Sciences 2019
Malcolm Isley GHS 2019
Mohammed Khalil, Ph.D. Anatomy & Histology 2018
Renee LeClair, Ph.D. Biochemistry 2017
Dennis Peffley, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences 2019
Jayne S. Reuben, Ph.D. Pharmacology 2019
William Roudebush, Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences 2018
Rebecca Russ-Sellers, Ph.D. Health Policy 2019
Kelly Smith, Ph.D. Behavioral Sciences 2019
Michelle Smith Chief Nursing Officer, GHS 2019
Tod Tappert GHS 2019
Matt Tucker, Ph.D. Neurosciences 2017
Shanna Williams, Ph.D. Anatomy 2018
Cindy Youssef Academics Chief of Staff, GHS 2016