White Coat Ceremony at School of Medicine Greenville
It was a bright, warm and breezy September afternoon as USC School of Medicine Greenville first-year students celebrated a key moment in their medical-education journey.
It was a bright, warm and breezy September afternoon as USC School of Medicine Greenville first-year students celebrated a key moment in their medical-education journey.
SOMG, in partnership with Prisma Health-Upstate, received a $325K grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve medical education by developing materials for medical school faculty members that will help them determine if their teaching materials adequately integrate the latest research about differences between men and women.
During a Disaster Day Preparedness Drill Sept. 19, against a backdrop of thick smoke, SOMG first-year medical students communicated clearly with each other and began helping patients.
Dr. Barrington is the biomedical sciences thread leader for Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Evidence-Based Practice.
The event is organized by USC School of Medicine (SOMG) medical students.
Dr. Maglin Halsey-Nichols is assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. James "Tee" Griscom III is a board eligible general surgeon and current MIS Surgical Fellow at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dr. April Buchanan and Dr. Cami Pfennig were selected to the distinguished Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) and the Executive Leadership in Health Care (ELH) fellowships, which provide outstanding and innovative leadership training for women leaders in health care.
More than 120 research presentations covered cutting-edge medical technology and some of important aspects of modern health care.
USC School of Medicine Greenville is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Leah Robinson as Associate Dean of Student Affairs and assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Robinson, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.A., is a longtime higher education professional, coordinating and revamping key programs and curricula during her distinguished tenure at Wayne State University.
Join us for this exciting episode of "Just What the Doctor Ordered," as we highlight USC School of Medicine Greenville's EMT program.
The onset of the pandemic might well be in the past. But the Class of 2023, shaped by adversity and perseverance, has this very unique experience they will carry with them.
Dr. Stephen Earle Hudson is a graduate of the SOMG Class of 2018 and is currently working as a pediatric cardiology fellow at Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Josh Tadlock is a graduate of the SOMG Class of 2017 and is currently finishing up a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery fellowship at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego.
The feature article -- on how educators are increasingly weaving principles focusing on nutrition, exercise and other healthy behaviors into the core curriculum of medical education -- highlights SOMG's innovative lifestyle medicine programs.
Dean Jenkins was honored for her steadfast commitment to transforming healthcare through education, helping provide opportunities for students of all backgrounds, and her leadership in the Greenville community.
More than 250 patients attended the free community clinic, held recently at Greer High School. The clinic was run by Remote Area Medical (RAM) and organized by a volunteer team of medical students at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (SOMG).
100% of medical students in the SOMG Class of 2023 matched. Matches included a range of medical institutions.
SOMG medical student Erin Walker has been selected to participate in the 2023-2024 class of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP).
The clinic, to be held at Greer High School, is part of Remote Area Clinic (RAM), a Knoxville, Tennessee-based nonprofit that holds events across the country to bring people together to address health-care issues in their community, and is being organized by a team of medical students at USC School of Medicine Greenville (SOMG).
Dr. Sabra Klein was the inaugural Wilson Lecture speaker.
Faculty are an essential part of what helps SOMG achieve its mission of teaching a generation of physicians "better prepared to be physician leaders in the ever-increasing complexity of healthcare delivery and patient care," says Dean Marjorie Jenkins.
"I couldn't have done all of this without the support of my donor family," said SOMG medical student Chase Rathfoot.
"I look forward to giving lectures and interacting with medical students in the semesters ahead and helping them build their science foundation as future physicians," says Assistant Professor Dr. Krista Blackwell.
Fox CAROLINA spotlights some of the efforts being made by a group of medical leaders to address underrepresentation in healthcare and mentor the next generation of doctors.
College students and academic advisors from the PreMed Partners Pathway (P3) program visited the SOMG campus.
The inaugural David A. Wilson, M.D. Innovations in Medicine Distinguished Endowed Lecture, titled "Sex-Specific Differences and Pregnancy Impact Outcomes from COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination," will be held Feb. 23.
Harmon spoke Nov. 30 on the topic of the power of organized medicine and led a discussion with medical students and faculty.
School of Medicine Greenville faculty and medical students attend annual ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Conference.
Professor Robert G. Best, PhD, is selected as interim CEO of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. In this important role, Best takes over transitional leadership of the only nationally-recognized US medical professional organization solely dedicated to improving health through the practice of medical genetics and genomics.
Elise Kao has been awarded a 2023 STFM Foundation Student Scholarship from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) to participate in the 2023 STFM Conference on Medical Student Education.
Thanks to the three-year Healthy Greenville grant, the Root Cause initiative will be able to expand its reach and continue to work towards reducing health disparities across Greenville County.
Join us as we talk about the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.
The School of Medicine Greenville was recognized for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment. This is the second consecutive Apple Distinguished School honor for SOMG.
Ten years of transforming medicine. Ten years of educating and preparing tomorrow's dedicated physicians, whose clinical ability is only exceeded by their compassion. Ten years of improving the health and wellness of the Greenville community, and beyond.
White coats were placed on first-year students' shoulders by faculty and administrators, as well as scholarship donors, at the SOMG Class of 2026 White Coat Ceremony. The moment marks a culmination of hard work and dreams and a dedication to helping others.
Dr. Kelly Quesnelle, professor and Chair of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, was recently an invited presenter at the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) conference in Lyon, France.
Dr. Ahmer Mohammad Ansari, MD is a graduate of the charter class of 2016 and is completing a Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
Dr. Kindal Dankovich, MD is a graduate of the charter class of 2016 and is currently working clinically as a pediatric hospitalist, newborn hospitalist and outpatient pediatrician.
Dr. Jessica Himmelstein, MD, MPH, MSc, is a graduate of the charter class of 2016 and is the General Medicine and Primary Care Research Fellow at CHA and Harvard Medical School.
The SOMG team traveled to the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory in Florida to study aspects of human egg fertilization and preimplantation embryonic development using short-spined sea urchin specimens for their research.
This year we are celebrating ten years of producing tomorrow's physicians at our 10th Anniversary Gala.
Elizabeth Perera, Marissa Mayfield and Carolyn Breauna Sanders speak at AMIkids WINGS Piedmont on June 25.
The Duke Endowment has awarded the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville a $400,000 grant to evaluate a first-of-its-kind, physical activity health promotion model for health care providers.
Dr. Brooks McPhail recalls the tragic moments as an undergraduate student that inspired her dedication to a very specific career choice: to study pediatric pharmacodynamics.
Meet Dr. Jasmine Pendergrass, a May 2019 graduate, in this alumni spotlight.
Meet Dr. Clark, a May 2019 graduate, in this Alumni Spotlight
The Pediatric Youth Immersion Camp of the Upstate, a program hosted with the purpose of providing underserved high school students with exposure to the medical field, held its closing ceremony on April 29th, 2022, concluding its five-week camp.
A current third-year medical student at the UofSC SOMG, Joel Burt-Miller recently gained admission to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to pursue a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy. Joel also received the prestigious Zuckerman Fellowship through the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville held the Class of 2025's White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, April 2nd, in the heart of Greenville at Fluor Field at the West End.
The collaboration between FAVOR Greenville and UofSC SOMG has continued to grow and resulted in a series of positive initiatives between FAVOR, SOMG, and Prisma Health.
Our award-winning Lifestyle Medicine curriculum is the first in the nation to fully incorporate education in nutrition, physical activity, sleep hygiene, behavior change, and self-care, including resiliency, into all four years of our undergraduate medical school curriculum. Click Here to Learn More!
Phyllis MacGilvray, MD, has been selected as the next University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. MacGilvray will supervise all aspects of undergraduate medical education, guide strategic planning and oversee our strategic initiatives.
We would like to congratulate Bailey Blair, a third-year medical student here at the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville, for being a first author on a recently published research paper.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Shanna Williams, PhD has been promoted to Assistant Dean for Pre-Clerkship Education at the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville.
This year's Student Research Symposium featured over 90 rising M2 medical students at the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville who presented their research efforts from the spring and summer. These select students were awarded for their poster presentations.
SOMG Welcomes New Biomedical Sciences Chair Dr. Kelly Quesnelle and Vice Chair Dr. William Roudebush
By applying a socioecological framework with an equity lens, Dr. Julie Linton aims to provide an overview of the health of children in immigrant families.
Join us for the Root Cause Community Fair on June 23, 2021. This community initiative is free to the public and provides attendees with health and wellness tips. Also a free meal!
Prisma Health-Upstate's Michael Guyton-Nunley, MD, is a specialist in Adolescent Medicine, also serving as an attending physician with the Eating Recovery Center of the Carolinas. We sat down to discuss his involvement with the field of Adolescent Medicine and the Adolescent Medicine PrideFest which was held on June 11, 2021.
UofSC SOMG has signed an institutional partnership with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), granting UofSC medical students free memberships and benefits with AMSA.
Racial Health Equity in South Carolina: Catalyzing Change Join us virtually May 26-28, 2021 with featured speaker Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, FAAP to advance efforts across Prisma Health and UofSC SOMG to promote racial equity through enhanced community partnerships, strengthened advocacy training and focused faculty development.
Partnership with Levi S. Kirkland, Sr. MD Society continues legacy of support for underrepresented students at School of Medicine Greenville
Convocation at the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville is a time of celebration for our students, their families and friends, and our faculty and staff. Details for this years ceremony can be found on our 2021 Convocation Page. We hope that all will join us in congratulating the Class of 2021.
The Office of Student Research is thrilled to announce that 44 first year medical students have been offered paid research fellowships for Summer 2021.
The Garnet Apple Award for Teaching Innovation honors the University of South Carolina's most exceptional faculty who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to best teaching practices and an ongoing record of developing innovative strategies to enhance student learning in their courses.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, Dr. Cedrek McFadden, speaks on health and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
In this video Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, answers the question "Have genetic studies shown a correlation between ADHD and any other mental health disorders?" Dr. Maletic is a Professor of Psychiatry at UofSC School of Medicine Greenville.
Dean Marjorie Jenkins discusses her path to becoming Dean of the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville and events in her life that led her to becoming a doctor. Dr. Jenkins encourages aspiring young doctors to chase their dreams, regardless of background, and to help benefit the health of their local communities.
Jeremy Warren, MD, a minimally invasive surgery fellowship-trained surgeon and proponent of the robot in hernia repair, has been tracking the literature on the robot for years. The published literature does not reflect what Dr. Warren believes the robot can do. But, he said, the evidence “is coming.”
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Aging has awarded associate professor and principal investigator Thomas Nathaniel, PhD, FWSO, FAHA and the School of Medicine Greenville a five-year, $1.8 million NIH R25 Grant to provide research experience and academic enrichment as a way to prepare underrepresented students (URMs) for graduate programs in biomedical sciences.
UofSC School of Medicine Greenville's use of technology builds communication skills, patient examination and documentation skills needed for clinical success. As an Apple Distinguished School, the technology provided to students and faculty help inspire creativity, collaboration and critical thinking in a medical learning environment.
Experiential focus leads UofSC School of Medicine Greenville to enrollment growth, impact on health. Read about Kizer Stovall, School of Medicine Greenville charter class graduate, and her journey to becoming a Prisma Health resident.
Recognized for his exceptional contribution to medical education, Dr. Mohammed Khalil receives national recognition by the AAMC as a 2019 Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award recipient.
Dr. Marjorie Jenkins, a distinguished academic health leader, has been hired to lead the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. She will look to continue the school's growth since it was established in 2012 and will begin her new position Aug. 1. She will also take on the role of chief academic officer for Prisma Health-Upstate.
The UofSC School of Medicine Greenville is pleased to announce the following faculty and staff awards for 2019.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville's senior class celebrated a 100 percent residency placement during the school's annual Match Day ceremony; this is the fourth year in a row that each class has accomplished this milestone. The Class of 2019's residency placements included an array of specialty programs, such as ophthalmology, psychiatry, orthopaedic surgery and urology.
Continuing in a spirit of collaboration and community mobilization, the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville has joined forces with Clemson University, Prisma Health-Upstate and FAVOR Greenville in a dynamic study on addiction recovery.
It's 11:30 PM on a Friday night. I am running on five hours of sleep, and I still have seven hours left on this shift. No, I am not a resident. I'm not even a third- or fourth-year medical student. I am an M1, a first-year medical student. My white coat is still fresh off the rack, and I am currently helping two paramedics transport a patient who has severely dislocated her ankle. Don't worry, I am now a Nationally Registered EMT, so this isn't quite the "Training Day" scenario. This lady, we'll call her "Mrs. Smith," was incredibly sweet and had quite a sense of humor. I was completely confounded by her tolerance for pain. Her foot looks like it is hanging on to her leg by a thread, and she is not phased one bit.
Medical students at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville have volunteered at the Greenville Free Clinic for several years now. Recently though, due to an idea sparked by second-year student Hallie Weems, groups of students have started partnering with individual families to provide healthy meals and advice for effective lifestyle changes.
A total of 21 medical students, including 14 from the University of South Carolina (UofSC) School of Medicine Greenville, recently attended the American Medical Association (AMA) Interim Meeting.
The glow of 75 candles on a birthday cake may shine bright, but retired Greenville Health System cardiologist Ed Lominack learned at his surprise birthday party recently that he’d actually been kept in the dark for more than a year on yet another surprise.
The University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville conducted its seventh annual disaster preparedness drill on August 24 in partnership with Greenville Health System (GHS), local law enforcement, fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS). This year’s event featured new challenges for the participants as well as new partners, including Greenville and Oconee County first responders, nursing students from Clemson University and Greenville Technical College and undergraduate pre-health students from USC and Clemson University.
The UofSC School of Medicine Greenville is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's M1/M2 awards. Congratulations to the following individuals:
GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 27, 2018)--I've been contributing to this blog for a few years now, and every entry seems to eventually come around to this one idea: how much I love being a medical student and how much deeper that feeling is each time I reflect upon it. My class's 3rd year of medical school started in May 2017. In that month alone, I saw more patients than I had ever seen before, at least ten-fold. As suggested by an upperclassman, I kept a shorthand diary on patients who struck me academically, emotionally, or humorously. The joy of first learning inevitably fades with time, and this diary is my reminder.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 22, 2018)--The USC School of Medicine Greenville is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's senior awards. Congratulations to the following individuals:
GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 15, 2018)--The USC School of Medicine Greenville is pleased to announce the following faculty and staff awards for 2018.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 16, 2018)--The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville's senior class celebrated a 100 percent match rate during the school's annual Match Day ceremony; the national placement average after the first round is 94%. The Class of 2018's residency placements include an array of specialty programs, such as orthopaedic surgery, radiology, plastic surgery and neurology.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 9, 2018)--Third-year medical student Katy Dumas, and fourth-year medical students Raquel Denis and Cody Hill were recently selected to be members of first cohort of Greenville's Finest, hosted by the South Carolina Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation. Ms. Dumas, Mr. Hill and Ms. Denis were chosen for their community contributions and philanthropy, as well as their career path successes.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 30, 2018)—When Class of 2017 member Tristan Lawson, M.D., was a third-year student at the USC School of Medicine Greenville, he worked with Greenville Health System radiologist Jeffrey Wienke, M.D., on a rare case of juvenile dermatomyositis.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (December 4, 2017)--M1s Bree Baginski and Connor Brunson from the USC School of Medicine Greenville joined 48 other medical students from across the country to learn about value in medicine through the new STARS (Student and Trainees Advocating for Resource Stewardship) program.
GREENVILLE, SC (November 1, 2017)--With a new early assurance endeavor, Clemson students can now apply to the USC School of Medicine Greenville a year early.
GREENVILLE, SC (October 3, 2017)--As the opioid crisis rages, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville is implementing education and training into the curriculum that addresses this alarming epidemic.
GREENVILLE, SC (August 29, 2017) - The Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Board of Trustees on Tuesday announced the first grant recipients of its landmark $80 million 20-year pledge to help make Greenville County the healthiest county in America by 2036. The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville has been named as a recipient of one of the nine grants.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 31, 2017)--The USC School of Medicine Greenville is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Sharkey, M.D., as the new Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 26, 2017)--The Garnet Apple Award honors exceptional faculty who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to best teaching practices and a record of developing innovative strategies to enhance learning. Up to six full-time faculty members from the Columbia and Palmetto College campuses receive this award each year.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 20, 2017)—Manuel Casanova, M.D., a researcher at GHS and faculty member at the USC School of Medicine Greenville, along with researchers from Duke University and the University of Miami School of Medicine, won the first-ever Frontiers Spotlight Award for their study of brain augmentation and its impact on human super-intelligence.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 20, 2017)—Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D., FACSM, assistant professor of physiology and exercise science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, was named to the third class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 12, 2017)--Currently in her pediatrics residency at Greenville Health System, charter class member Kindal Dankovich, M.D., recently won the Outstanding House Staff Research Award for her work on a study titled, "Early Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Palliative Approach."
GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 12, 2017)--Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D., biomedical faculty member at the USC School of Medicine Greenville, recently achieved Fellow status with the American College of Sports Medicine.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (Jun 12, 2017)--Congratulations to Jayne Reuben, Ph.D., biomedical faculty member at the USC School of Medicine Greenville, who recently completed the 2016-2017 New Leadership Academy Fellows Program.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 9, 2017)--Today, students at Ralph Chandler Middle School in Simpsonville, S.C. had the unique opportunity to work with our biomedical faculty member Thomas Nathaniel, Ph.D., and the American Stroke Association (affiliated with the American Heart Association) for the second annual Stroke Awareness Program.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 9, 2017)--The USC School of Medicine is pleased to announce the following recipients of this year's student awards.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 9, 2017)—The USC School of Medicine Greenville is pleased to announce the following winners for this year's senior awards.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 9, 2017)--The USC School of Medicine Greenville is pleased to announce the following faculty and staff awards for 2017.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 1, 2017)—We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s student and faculty Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 17, 2017)—For the second year in a row, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville’s senior class celebrated a 100 percent residency placement rate during the school’s annual Match Day ceremony. The Class of 2017’s residency placements included an array of specialty programs, such as orthopaedic surgery, radiology, pediatrics and neurology.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 2, 2017)—Despite being about the size of a single pea, the pituitary gland has produced a breadth of research opportunities for USC School of Medicine Greenville first-year medical student Natasha Topoluk, recent winner of the 2017 American Society of Neuroimaging Oldendorf Award for her abstract, Clinical Correlations of Vector of Neoplastic Spread in Patients with Pituitary Adenomas.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 23, 2017)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 33% of American adults are considered obese.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 20, 2017)—The USC School of Medicine welcomes three new faculty members.
Congratulations to Spence Taylor, M.D., founding Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Diversity for the USC School of Medicine Greenville, who was recently elected vice chair of the American Board of Surgery for 2017-2018. Dr. Taylor is currently the president of Greenville Health System.
The USC School of Medicine Greenville is pleased to announce several new leadership roles.