Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine Residency Overview

The Prisma Health/USC Preventive Medicine Residency is a two-year program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. The curriculum combines clinical and academic training with practicum experiences in a variety of public health and preventive medicine settings. During their training, residents develop skills in clinical preventive medicine as well as epidemiology, public health practice, research, quality improvement, program evaluation and health policy.  

The academic component of our program includes the completion of a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the USC Arnold School of Public Health (ASPH). In addition to the MPH coursework, there are weekly residency didactic seminars, monthly journal clubs, interdisciplinary conferences and educational activities, and opportunities to attend professional conferences.

Our program’s affiliation with the University of South Carolina provides residents with numerous options for engaging in teaching, research and scholarly pursuits.  
Residents apply their academic training during clinical and practicum rotations. 

Our residents learn about clinical preventive medicine, quality improvement, healthcare management and administration, community health initiatives, and public health practice through rotations with our state and regional health department and throughout the Prisma Health–Midlands system and other health care organizations in our community. Our location in the state capital enables residents to gain experience with health policy and public health practice at both the state and regional levels.

We are committed to offering a curriculum and training experience that will ensure the acquisition of the Preventive Medicine specialty competencies necessary for competent and effective preventive medicine and public health practice in a wide variety of settings and disciplines. Congruent with our sponsoring institutions mission, we will train residents to provide culturally competent care for a variety of populations, including vulnerable populations, and improve the health of our state through our clinical and academic affiliations.