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University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Medical School

Mailing Address
607 Grove Road
Greenville, South Carolina 29605
Phone
(864) 455-8201
School Information
"The ambitious mission at the new UofSC School of Medicine Greenville (SOMG) required collaboration at multiple levels and an all-hand’s-on-deck approach. Faculty and founding senior administrators worked closely. Furthermore, founding academic biomedical sciences faculty, such as Wright, also partnered with clinical faculty at the Greenville Health System to create a model of interdisciplinary learning that was innovative and inclusive. The School of Medicine Greenville was forged by a landmark partnership between the University of South Carolina and the Greenville Health System. In the spring of 2009, the two entities authorized a study to examine the creation of a four-year medical program in Greenville, concluding that a new medical school was consistent with the mission statements and goals of the respective institutions." "A unique program is the emergency medical technician (EMT) training that every medical student undergoes, implemented on day one at SOMG. One of the first in the country to do so, the UofSC School of Medicine Greenville requires first-year medical students to complete an emergency medical technician training course to certification. Students spend 12 hours each month serving the community as EMTs, who work in an environment requiring skills in communication, focused patient assessment, documentation and patient safety." (Source: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/medicine_greenville/about/history.php)

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The school's "Bridges to Excellence" program "seeks to increase the number of students from South Carolina who identify as historically underrepresented in medicine that matriculate into the School of Medicine Greenville."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school details how it has "methodically integrated" Diversity Education into its curriculum which includes: "The manner in which people of diverse cultures and belief systems perceive health and illness and respond to various symptoms, diseases and treatments" and "The development of core professional attributes (e.g., altruism, accountability) needed to provide effective care in a multidimensional and diverse society."
  • The school's "Integrated Practice of Medicine" course includes "core topics of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion."
  • The school published its "Program Learning Objectives" (Approved 1/10/19) which includes the following objective: "Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population, including but not limited to diversity in gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities, and sexual orientation."
Resources
  • The school has several student organizations that "foster" diversity including the "LGBTQ Health Interest Group" and "Medical Students for Health Advocacy (MSHA)."
  • The Student Advocates for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity is committed to: "advancing the integration of diversity and inclusion within the medical school’s curriculum; supporting those student organizations with an emphasis on diversity; and fostering an environment for meaningful discussions centered on diversity and inclusion at USC School of Medicine Greenville."
Last updated November 16th, 2023
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