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Message from the Director

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for visiting our website. We are delighted that you have taken an interest in the Prisma Health–Midlands/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia OB/GYN Residency Program.

Our program has had tremendous growth over the past several years. The department boasts expertise in the fields of ultrasonography, maternal-fetal medicine, genetics, benign gynecologic surgery, including robotics, reproductive endocrinology, family planning, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology and pediatric and adolescent gynecology. We believe in training well rounded resident physicians who want to give back to their community.  We have a diverse patient population and have specialized curriculums in family planning, pediatric/adolescent gynecology, ultrasound, minimally invasive surgery, and advocacy.  We recently obtained certification as a Ryan Residency Program.

Our residents enjoy a comprehensive didactic program which includes twice weekly multidisciplinary conference and core lectures, including but not limited to Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, as well as Colposcopy and Fetal Monitoring conferences. The program has also developed a dedicated simulation curriculum in both obstetrics and gynecology. 

We believe in training residents who are resilient and well.  We have a yearly teambuilding retreat, at least one Grand Rounds per year on physician wellness, and a wellness committee with dedicated wellness sessions.  We participate in ACOG Wellness Week yearly.  We have resident families that are established during orientation and are carried out through all four years.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what we have to offer. I hope that you will take the opportunity to read through our program information carefully and I would encourage you to send us your application.

Kerry M. Sims, MD
Assistant Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
Residency Program Director