What is PCAT?
The Primary Care Accelerated Track (PCAT), launching in July of 2024, is a 3-year
accelerated pathway to an M.D. that seeks to increase primary care physicians in South
Carolina. After graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Greenville (USC SOMG) in 3 years, PCAT participants will transition into a 3-year
Primary Care residency program in Family Medicine. Full USC SOMG tuition reimbursement will be provided in exchange for a 4-year sign-on contract to provide
primary care in the state of South Carolina following residency completion.
- Mentorship opportunities with Family Medicine faculty and residents
- Early introduction and relationship with future Family Medicine residency program
- Academic support for this accelerated program
- Efficient medical training with reduced financial burden
- Full tuition reimbursement in exchange for a 4-year sign-on contract to provide primary care in the state of South Carolina following residency completion
Who Should Apply?
- Candidates who have a demonstrated interest in primary care
- Commitment to community health and wellbeing
- Desire to serve the people of South Carolina
- Commitment to Family Medicine
What is the same?
What is different?
How do you apply?
- Individuals should complete their AMCAS application and submit to USC School of Medicine Greenville
- Indicate interest in the Primary Care Accelerated Track for Family Medicine by answering a few additional questions in the secondary application
- After earning acceptance to the School of Medicine Greenville, PCAT applications will be evaluated by partnering Family Residency Programs, and applicants may be invited to interview for early acceptance into a 3-year Primary Care residency program in Family Medicine
- Accepted PCAT applicants will be notified of their acceptance in the spring of their application year
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The selection teams expect a commitment to family medicine as part of acceptance into the program. If one decides to pursue a different residency, they would be responsible for any repayment of the funds provided up to that point in time.
They should notify the Office of Admissions.
The Offices of Medical Education, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs will work with the individual to find an alternative or potentially delayed plan for entry into primary care family medicine.