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Thank you for considering graduate medical education at Palmetto Health. For more than 60 years, residency training has been a major mission of our institution. Along with our partner and close affiliate, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, we offer training in 21 specialty and fellowship programs to more than 200 physicians and dentists. Our progressive faculty are committed to the most innovative and modern methods of teaching and patient care.
As a medical-school-affiliated, regional community teaching hospital, we offer our residents a unique atmosphere combining the sophistication of academia with the personal warmth of a community hospital. This mix of the traditional with the innovative provides an ideal matrix for the crucially important task of "learning to heal."
After reading through the material, I hope you will consider visiting our facility, residents and faculty. I am confident that, once here, you will share our enthusiasm for this unique environment and for the educational opportunities we can offer you.
James I. Raymond, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Palmetto Health have developed a strong multifaceted affiliation with an emphasis on teaching, research, and clinical service. This affiliation is of vital importance to both institutions, and it provides the foundation for quality educational programs for medical students and residents. Palmetto Health offers the latest in medical equipment, facilities and clinical programs as well as commitment to medical education. The community orientation of the School of Medicine and the dedication of our faculty to quality teaching help ensure the type of supportive, collegial learning environment at Palmetto Health that is so crucial to the process of medical education.
Residents are a vital part of the academic life of the School of Medicine, both as students and teachers. When you visit our programs, I believe our residents will confirm that their opportunity to teach bright, highly motivated medical students provides one of the most stimulating and rewarding aspects of their educational experience.
As you search for a residency program, I am confident you will find that our Palmetto Health/USC programs will provide you with the type of educational experience you will need for a successful medical career.
Richard Hoppmann, M.D., F.A.C.P.
USC School of Medicine