Residency Spotlight: Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital

What does your program offer that residents can’t get anywhere else?

Our mix of longitudinal community exposure with academic experience is a highlight of the program. We expose residents not just to community medicine, but to a spectrum of community emergency departments (EDs) in both rural and suburban environments, helping them determine their future practice preferences. Despite this, we are very intentional about not sending our residents everywhere all the time. It is very important for our residents to develop a sense of community and to understand each location. To do this, we give them longitudinal community-ED exposure, targeting a particular community ED each year. In addition, they are able to choose to spend dedicated time in any of the EDs in our system.

What is the work-life balance like?

Living in Greenville, South Carolina, allows residents to have work-life balance thanks to the wonderful city. Our vibrant downtown is a place where you will always find something to do. Whether it’s exploring the Swamp Rabbit trail during the day, attending a local market or downtown event, catching a play, listening to music at the outdoor amphitheater, attending one of our minor league team sporting events (baseball, soccer, hockey), or enjoying a night out at a new restaurant, there is endless opportunity for evenings or days off. We are also situated in the foothills of the mountains, making it easy to explore waterfalls, day hike, mountain bike, or rock climb. Greenville’s multiple awards for best places to visit and live make sense once you have been here.

How should potential applicants learn more about your program?

They can reach out to us on any of our social media platforms with questions. For a general overview of the program, check out our website.

—Dr. Pfennig, Dr. Pittman, Dr. Drake, Dr. Hogan, & Dr. Nickels