The Colleges Program at the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville is designed to promote
camaraderie, a sense of community, wellness and mentorship through activities related
to team building, civic engagement and medical student well-being.
There are five colleges consisting of students from all classes (M1-M4). Each college
has two College Mentors (faculty members who support the logistics of the college),
a student leader to represent each class (determined by election), and an affiliated
College Advising Team (faculty and staff who support academic success and career exploration).
The colleges are learning communities that provide students with opportunities to
bond with college members from all four classes by participating in community service
projects, social activities, mentoring, wellness activities and more.
This year the Colleges are fundraising for a respite room at the Ronald McDonald House
The Colleges are named after the following individuals:
William Augustus Hintonwas an internationally renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of syphilis
and the first black doctor to teach at Harvard. In 1936, Hinton publishedSyphilis and Its Treatment(New York: The Macmillan Company), the first medical textbook by a black American.
College Mentors Antine Stenbit, M.D. Amy Ramsey, M.D.
Student Leaders Ben Averkamp and Rob Taylor - Class of 2020 Josh Muccitelli and Matt Kavolus - Class of 2021 Kyle Duke and Alicia Grant - Class of 2022 Madison Little and Noah LaBelle - Class of 2023
Graduated Leadership Alyssa Adkins, M.D., Class of 2018 Michelle Ertel, M.D., Class of 2017 Maglin Halsey, M.D., Class of 2016
Success Coach Hannah Watts
Career Counselors Melissa Janse, M.D. Michael Sridhar M.D.
Sir William Oslercreated the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was
the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training.
He has frequently been described as the "Father of Modern Medicine.”
College Mentors Cami Pfennig-Bass, M.D. Paul Miller, M.D.
Student Leaders Josh Schammel - Class of 2020 Jon Vandenberg and Weber Pike - Class of 2021 Kaitlyn Muscarella and Fernando Gonzalez - Class of 2022 Chase Rathfoot and Joey Licaj - Class of 2023
Graduated Leadership Billy Clark, M.D., Class of 2019 Carly Atwood, M.D., Class of 2018 Nathan Teague, M.D., Class of 2018 Laura Cook, M.D., Class of 2017 Shea Ray, M.D., Class of 2016
Success Coach Emily Northey, M.S.
Career Counselors Meenu Jindal, M.D. Sarah Payne-Poff, M.D.
Von Hofe was a founding faculty member of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
His commitment to educating medical students became his “reason for being” in retirement.
Dr. Von Hofe emphasized the importance of listening to what a patient had to say and
conducting an appropriately complete physical exam, while not letting technology come
between doctor and patient.
College Mentors Jennifer Springhart, M.D. Ahmer Ansari, M.D.
Student Leaders Carrie Bailes - Class of 2020 Thomas Berault - Class of 2021 Madison Ritter and Michael Schmidt - Class of 2022 Kenzie Adams and Madison Hopkins - Class of 2023
Graduated Leadership Caitlin Li, M.D., Class of 2019 Cody Hill, M.D., Class of 2018 Kristen Rowland, M.D., Class of 2017
Success Coach Holly Pace
Career Counselors Nancy Henderson, M.D. Tom Pace, M.D. Mary Rippon, M.D.