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Pediatrics Residency Overview

Welcome and thank you for your interest in learning more about Prisma Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine's Pediatric residency program here in Columbia, SC. We hope this site along with some time spent together, helps to provide you with all the information you need to better get to know our training program and all of the wonderful people that are a part of it. We are excited to have helped train hundreds of practicing pediatricians and pediatric sub-specialists over the years and look forward to continuing our history of providing exemplary education and clinical experience for pediatric trainees. We look forward to speaking with you. 

Our fully accredited, three-year pediatrics residency program accepts 13 residents at each level with instruction, guidance and supervision provided by a staff of 78 full-time board-certified physicians. The program’s emphasis is on developing pediatric residents into well rounded physicians with a strong general pediatric background. The focus our program places on the education of pediatric residents in both general and subspecialty practice helps to create an experience meant to meet the needs of today’s graduating resident. Whether that leads to further training through fellowship or entrance into the workforce in primary care.

This is done by providing an educational environment focused on comprehensive pediatric care directed by academic pediatric providers in a variety of locations. Whether it is in our pediatric clinic which has approximately 16,000 visits each year, our continuity program, or through our specialty clinics or pediatric emergency room our residents are given a wide variety of learning opportunities and locations.
 
A unique experience for our residents involves becoming involved in our continuity care program that allows residents to work as “junior partners” in their assigned private practice during the entire three-year training period.
 
We invite you to learn more about our program via the links provided at the top and side of our webpage and thank you for your interest in Prisma Health Midlands/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program.

Message from the Department Chair

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to excellence in scholarly activity, education and the clinical care of children and adolescents. As a proud graduate and faculty member of the University... Read More

Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the Prisma Health Midlands/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program webpage. I’d like to say thank you for your interest in our program here in... Read More

My residency experience: Pediatrics at Prisma Health Children's Hospital

Chandni Dargan, MD, remembers accompanying her mother, also a pediatrician, to her clinic as a child and knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in medicine. Prisma Health–Midlands offered many opportunities to enhance her education and the environment and quality of instruction that exceeded her high expectations.