Support the Transformation of Health Care through Medical Education

"Our goal is to create an endowment of $50 million so that we can recruit the best students, individuals who represent the diversity of our state and nation, and give them the opportunity to become exceptional physicians who are free of debt and able to pursue their chosen profession. We encourage those who share our vision to support our medical school."

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 Case for Support

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:

  • We’re the only medical school in the U.S. that requires students to complete a 200-hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification course in their first year and maintain EMT certifications through all four years.
  • Our students learn in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) on the Greenville Memorial Hospital campus, among the most "wired" health sciences buildings in the country. Students are issued an iPad to connect to all library resources, participate in online learning and work with fellow students.
  • Our clinical resources include a 30,000-square-foot Simulation Center where students practice their skills on lifelike human simulators and standardized patients.
  • Our faculty teaches in teams with interactive student discussion.
  • Students work in teams to conduct patient-centered research that spans the four years of medical school.

Reasons to Give

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:

  • Scholarships
  • Research
  • Facilities and technology
  • Endowed chairs
  • Unrestricted funds


Susan Ward

Director of Development
USC School of Medicine Greenville
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605
T 864.455.7902
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“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


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