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  • UofSC School of Medicine Greenville culinary medicine chef behind stacks of fresh veggies.

Summer Learning Opportunities

Move your medical education forward year-round. Non-credit summer learning opportunities are available to you as a rising second-year student. Gain more experience in research, culinary medicine, medical spanish, or substance use disorder and recovery.

SOARinG Program

The Student Opportunities for Academic Achievement Through Research Program in Greenville is the hub for your research experiences with faculty mentors across the Health Science Center at Prisma Health. As an M1 student, you can match with a full-time mentored research project that takes place in the summer between your M1 and M2 years (six to eight weeks). Applications are due each February.


Culinary Medicine

Take nutrition into your own hands — and kitchen. In the culinary medicine experience, you’ll work in the teaching kitchen of the Center for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation and learn from a senior-level chef who understands the importance of healthy food and lifestyle.

Patients diagnosed with chronic disease often pepper physicians with questions about what foods to buy and prepare to be healthier. Through this training in applied nutrition sciences, you’ll learn to answer those questions for yourself and your patients.


SUDR Summer Experience

Physicians from all specialties encounter patients with substance use disorders. Learn first-hand about SUDR from people in recovery, and hear from guest speakers about topics such as harm reduction, trauma, positive psychology, treatment and more. Third-year and fourth-year students will also participate and offer insights from their clerkship experiences.

If you participate, you can

  • earn a certificate of completion for your CV
  • begin volunteering as a recovery coach with FAVOR Greenville

This course is required if you will be researching addiction and recovery with Dr. Margie Stevens at the Prisma Health Addiction Research Center.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.