welcome

Dean's Message

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville located on the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus of Greenville Health System (GHS). For more than a century, GHS has served the medical needs of the South Carolina Upstate by providing compassionate, comprehensive patient care and training future caregivers. In 1990, this invigorating environment motivated the University of South Carolina (USC) to create a regional campus at GHS for its Columbia medical school, where a portion of its third and fourth-year medical students perform their clinical education. Building on that successful program, the decision was made to expand the Greenville medical campus to a four-year, separately accredited medical school. In 2012, this synergistic partnership between the state's largest university and the state's largest public hospital, the USC School of Medicine Greenville, welcomed its charter class!

The educational experience offered at the USC School of Medicine Greenville is truly unique.

Students are immersed in the health care delivery system from their first week of school and are taught by experienced biomedical educators and clinical faculty from GHS using a state-of-the-art integrated curriculum. Our goal is to educate master clinicians imbued with medical knowledge, committed to care of the total patient, competent in technical skills, and cognizant of population health principles. Our graduates will be committed to evidence-based, cost-effective, patient-centered care using a professional philosophy, which stresses constructive communication and inter-professional team-based care. Constantly attuned to societal needs, the USC School of Medicine Greenville trains inquisitive physicians who take responsibility for the health care needs of the diverse communities they serve. Instructed in the principles of comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, graduates will be champions of transformation, working with hospital systems to solve the present and future challenges of health care delivery.

The USC School of Medicine Greenville, located in one of the most beautiful cities in the Southeast, invites you to explore our MD program, and come see for yourself the extraordinary offerings of our school and our community.


Jerry R. Youkey, MD
Dean