Resident Auxiliary

Welcome residents, fellows and families!

To learn about life in Columbia, view our Resident Auxiliary Guide.

The Palmetto Health Resident Auxiliary is a support group and extended social network of residents, fellows and their significant others dedicated to providing opportunities for fun and fellowship outside of work. As the co-chairs, we are excited to have you here as you embark on the next phase of your training.

Christina and AndrewColumbia is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Columbia offers everything from the great outdoors and night life to family-friendly fun and cultural events. The Resident Auxiliary organizes a variety of social events each year such as holiday parties, dinners and trips to the zoo.  We also work closely with different organizations to help in fundraising causes and other outreach opportunities. We welcome any new ideas for gatherings, philanthropy or fundraising.

Our hope is that through these events, out-of-town residents and their families will be able to make Columbia their new home away from home. The Auxiliary also will be supplying vital information to prospective and incoming residents to help them better adjust to their new city. We look forward to sharing information on real estate, schools, publics parks and more.

Jennifer and RileyWe are here to answer any questions you may have and we look forward to meeting all of you throughout the year. We are determined to make this the best year yet! Again, congratulations and welcome to the Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine family!

Christina Van Sickler (first photo, with spouse Andrew)
Jennifer Schlub (second photo, with spouse Riley)
PHRA – PH Resident Auxiliary