Welcome to the Office of Faculty Affairs. We're enthusiastic in our mission to establish and maintain the strongest possible faculty team for the medical school and health care system. We support faculty through continuous professional development in teaching, research, service, and supporting the development of an increasingly positive culture and healthy work-life balance. Please let us know how we may be of service.
Welcome to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. We're thrilled to have you as a member of our team.
As you settle into your position, it's normal to have a lot of questions. That's why we've compiled a variety of tools and resources to support you through your first days and weeks on the job.
For any of the questions that aren't answered below, please contact Claire Gregg, PhD, Director of Personnel & Faculty Affairs, or Bob Best, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. They will assist you in finding the answers you need. The office of faculty affairs may be reached at (864) 455-7962.
Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us at USCSOM Greenville.
Please visit our faculty resources page for development aids, policies, and procedural information.
You may also want to familiarize yourself with the Faculty Affairs Contact page
(http://greenvillemed.sc.edu/FacAff_Contacts.shtml) with links to the USCSOM Greenville Faculty Handbook as well as information on faculty appointments and promotions.
USCSOM Greenville and the Greenville Health System are committed to avoiding unnecessary conflicts of interest, and effectively managing those that are unavoidable. Faculty are expected to exercise integrity in all of their relationships, and make their departmental chairs (or appropriate supervisory contact) aware of all outside activities to identify and manage possible conflicts or appearance of conflicts. This is important with respect to teaching responsibilities to medical students, residents, peers, and other learners, as well as clinical, research or other professional activities and relationships. There are several Greenville Health System and University of South Carolina policies that cover different aspects of these commitments (see below).
Canvas, our online learning community, enables us to provide dynamic, connected educational experiences. The cloud-hosted learning management system (LMS) allows USCSOM Greenville instructors and students to deliver course materials, submit assignments and tests, view grades, and create learning activities. Additional features include full-featured mobile Apps for both iOS and Android, a global calendar, and tools that enable two-way communications between instructor and students including text, video, audio, and attachments.
To access Canvas, visit: http://greenvillemed.sc.edu/CanvasLearning.shtml
Interested in learning more about using Canvas at USCSOM Greenville?
USCSOM Greenville uses OASIS, online application, for clerkship and residency scheduling, rotations, and assessment You will receive an email with your OASIS login instructions A 5-minute video tutorial is available: https://youtu.be/E2RCT42CrnQ
The University of South Carolina is the state’s largest university. USC’s main campus in Columbia and seven regional campuses around the state serve more than 47,000 students.
The university is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. According to national publications like Kiplinger’s and U.S. News and World Report, USC’s graduate and undergraduate programs stack up against the best in the nation and around the world.
USC’s main website offers a variety of resources to introduce you to the university’s system.
In addition to general information, USC’s website provides access to VIP (https://vip.sc.edu/), the university’s Intranet where members of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni can securely access USC data. Here, you may also access mysc.edu.
Click here for instructions on setting up your VIP and email.
Accessible directly through its easy-to-remember web address (https://my.sc.edu/) or VIP, MySC.edu provides a quick and easy way to login to Self Service Carolina (SSC). Here, faculty can manage personal information and perform many common, day-to-day transactions.
USCSOM Greenville and Greenville Health System require portraits be taken of new faculty for use on the school’s website and in the faculty directory.
Portraits sessions are held every Tuesday between 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm at the GHS Downtown building located at 300 East McBee Avenue, Greenville 29601.
To reserve a date and time, email Jeanne Petrizzo at email@example.com.
On the day of your portrait, it is easiest to park behind the GHS Downtown building. Please go to the 2nd floor lobby and upon arrival, call:
Office (864) 797-7571 or
Cell (864) 704-3990
Office (864) 797-7570 or
Cell (864) 848-8422
Business attire - including a jacket and tie - is requested for portrait sessions. If applicable, please also bring your white coat.
New faculty members are asked to write a brief biography for use on our website. There is great interest in learning more about the faculty that make our one-of-a-kind medical school special. Click here to view an example typical of a faculty biography.
We are happy to assist with creating your biography.
Greenville Health System’s Division of Research and Scholarship sends a bi-weekly email offering information about research, grant opportunities and upcoming events. To opt-in, please visit:
Robert G Best, PhD, FACMG
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Claire Gregg PhD
Michael Wiederman, PhD
Tich Changamire, MD, ScD, MBA