Jerry R. Youkey, MD
Dean, USC School of Medicine Greenville
The USC School of Medicine Greenville is the state’s newest medical school, the result of a successful, 20-year partnership between the University of South Carolina, the state’s largest university, and the Greenville Health System, the thirteenth largest health system in the nation.
The USC School of Medicine Greenville was established with the vision of transforming medical education to prepare a new generation of physicians prepared to lead, collaborate with other health professionals, leverage technology, and care for patients in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex health care environment. Our mission is to improve the health of the people and the diverse communities we serve by educating physicians who will care compassionately, teach innovatively, and improve constantly.
In South Carolina, the need for physicians is great, particularly in rural areas that often lack access to primary and specialty care. Medical students often remain in the community where they did their training to practice medicine. This is a powerful incentive for South Carolinians to give to the USC School of Medicine Greenville.
The USC School of Medicine Greenville is integrated with the Greenville Health System; a system that meets the health care needs of 10 counties in South Carolina’s Upstate. It is a dynamic environment for our medical students; first-year medical students start clinical education on day one, something that traditionally does not occur until year three of medical school.
We strive to connect our medical students with our community, to meet present and future workforce needs and empower them in the use of technology. Some highlights:
Every gift made to the USC School of Medicine Greenville makes a significant impact on our students, faculty and the people of the Upstate. If you have a passion to create change in the delivery of health care, we invite you to explore the wide range of opportunities to put your resources to work. Your gifts help us attract and retain a diverse class of medical students, fuel the innovative research activities of our faculty, and catalyze relationships, partnerships, and collaborations necessary to transform medical education and ultimately the delivery of health care. Our top priorities for philanthropic support include:
“Without my scholarship, I would not have been able to attend medical school, practice medicine the way I want or start a family without huge debt.”
Darryl Wright, Class of 2016