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Wellness and Fitness Opportunities at Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine

The Graduate Medical Education department is dedicated to ensuring that residents, fellow physicians and dentists maintain their physical and mental wellbeing while they complete their training programs. Residency and fellowship can be a stressful time as you pursue postgraduate education. We encourage you to take care of yourself so that you can enjoy the greatest benefit from your training experiences at Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Rachel Brown, MDThe Palmetto Health Care System is also invested in making sure the Medical Staff as well as the House Staff are supported. We are excited that the Palmetto Health Resiliency Advisory Council was recently launched to examine ways to help physicians navigate and thrive during the many changes and shifts in health care delivery. Rachel Brown, MD, has been named the Wellness Medical Director to lead this exciting movement within our system. Dr. Brown is also an alumna of our family medicine residency program.

The council recognizes the need to promote ways for physicians to attain greater satisfaction from their life’s work during this time of health care change because there is a direct correlation to patient quality, safety and patient centered care. Residents, fellow physicians and dentists will be offered opportunities to acquire additional evidence-based resiliency tools and learn ways to decrease stress and bring joy and meaning to their practice of medicine as well as in personal life.


Palmetto Health knows the best way to take care of the community is to begin by taking care of its team members—in all the aspects of life that matter. Learn more about these important resources available to all resident and fellow physicians:


E-CARE provides counseling, assessment, referral and education services for Palmetto Health employees.

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Excercise is an important part of keeping your mind and body primed for learning and the everyday challenges you face. Check out the great facilities available to you through your Palmetto Health/USC School of Medicine affiliation. 

Fitness Resources