The curriculum at the UofSC 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 UofSC 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 Prisma
Health - Upstate's Greenville Memorial Hospital, one of seven medical campuses belonging
to Prisma Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system and the largest care provider
in the state.
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 Prisma Health.
That partnership has allowed third- and fourth-year UofSC School of Medicine Columbia
medical students to complete their final two years of education with Prisma Health
- Upstate. With the 2016 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 with doctors from Prisma Health. 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 now hosts approximately 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 UofSC Schools of Medicine
to provide separate and distinct curricula geared to the strengths and philosophies
of each school. Together, these two UofSC medical schools will help combat the state's
ongoing physician shortage by permitting a greater combined number of M.D. graduates.