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School of Medicine Greenville


The Colleges Program

The Colleges Program at the USC 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 Greenville. 

 The Colleges are named after the following individuals:

Flexner College

Flexner

Abraham Flexner was an American educator, best known for his role in the 20th century reform of medical and higher education in America and Canada.

Hinton College

Hinton

William Augustus Hinton was an internationally renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of syphilis and the first black doctor to teach at Harvard. In 1936, Hinton published Syphilis and Its Treatment (New York: The Macmillan Company), the first medical textbook by a black American.

Hunter College

Hunter

John Hunter was a Scottish surgeon and one of the most distinguished scientists and surgeons of his day. He was an early advocate of careful observation and scientific method in medicine.  

Osler College

Osler

Sir William Osler created 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.”

Preston College

Preston

Ann Preston was the first woman to become the dean of a medical school, a position that allowed her to champion the right of women to become physicians.

 

College Leadership

Flexner

College Mentors
Molly Benedum, M.D.
Megan Cifuni, M.D.

Student Leaders
Caitlin Li- Class of 2019
Carrie Bailes- Class of 2020
Thomas Berault- Class of 2021
Madison Ritter and Michael Schmidt - Class of 2022

Graduated Leadership
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.

Librarian
Loretta Westcott

Hinton

College Mentors
Melissa Janse, 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

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
Tiffany Hughes, M.Ed.

Career Counselors
Melissa Janse, M.D.
Amy Ramsey, M.D.

Librarian
Fay Towell

Hunter

College Mentors
Mark Pittman, M.D.
Joel Amidon, M.D.

Student Leaders
Jessica Wanthal- Class of 2019
Sarah Stafford- Class of 2020
Jessica Edenfield and Karson Mostert- Class of 2021
Noah Schammel and Haritha Pavuluri - Class os 2022

Graduated Leadership
Andrew Buhr, M.D., Class of 2018
Mackenzie Harbin, M.D., Class of 2017

Success Coach
Susan Orr, M.Ed.

Career Counselors
Ervin Lowther, M.D.
Lauren Demosthenes, M.D.
Steve Keiser, M.D.

Librarian
Joye Edmonds

Osler

College Mentors
Cami Pfennig-Bass, M.D.
Paul Miller, M.D.

Student Leaders
Billy Clark- Class of 2019
Josh Schammel- Class of 2020
Jon Vandenberg and Weber Pike- Class of 2021
Kaitlyn Muscarella and Fernando Gonzalez- Class of 2022

Graduated Leadership
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.

Librarian
Deanna Handley

Preston

College Mentors
Sara Ryder, M.D.
Page Bridges, M.D.

Student Leaders
Ben Onnink- Class of 2019
Robert Hutchinson- Class of 2020
Mason Jackson- Class of 2021
Daniel Lee and Victoria Vazquez - Class of 2022

Graduated Leadership
Ethan Brown, M.D., Class of 2018
Michelle Matthews, M.D., Class of 2017
Molly Hamilton, M.D., Class of 2016

Success Coach
Christen Hairston, Ph.D.

Career Counselors
Cedrek McFadden, M.D.
Page Bridges, M.D.

Librarian
Bethany Wiley