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 Greenville
Memorial Hospital, one of eight medical campuses belonging to Prisma Health–Upstate,
an integrated healthcare delivery system and the largest care provider in the region.
Emergency Medical Technician Training
The curricular design begins with an introduction to core clinical skills in EMT training
and culminates in students passing required exams to receive EMT certification. Through
this training, students begin their career in medical education as a vital, active
member of an interprofessional healthcare team.
Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum
Lifestyle Medicine is an integral longitudinal curricular theme within the UofSC School
of Medicine Greenville and is reflected in the Lifestyle Medicine vision statement:
“Our vision is to integrate Lifestyle Medicine into medical education. Lifestyle factors
including nutrition, physical activity and stress are critical determinants of health,
causing a pandemic of chronic disease and unsustainable healthcare costs. We provide
an array of evidence-based curricular resources for prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related
diseases throughout medical education."
In addition to a robust, thorough curriculum, the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville
offers optional Distinction Tracks for students interested in a specific health care
Research & Scholarship
A core component of the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville's mission is to improve
constantly, a goal often reached through transformative research in health care. The
proximity of the medical school to Prisma Health–Upstate's main campus affords students
an extensive choice of research opportunities in biomedical science, clinical practice,
population health, health care policy and epidemiology.
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–Upstate, formerly known as Greenville Health System.
That partnership has allowed third- and fourth-year UofSC 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 UofSC School of Medicine Greenville, students
will now be able to complete all four years of their medical training at Prisma Health–Upstate.
The charter class of the UofSC 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 UofSC medical schools
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.