We offer great training in in-patient medicine and ambulatory training. In addition to this training, we have an exciting array of unique opportunities to help you reach your goal of becoming a great internist. Some of these opportunities are unique to our hospital system, and set us apart from other internal medicine training sites. These include:
Simulation Center procedure training for our new interns
Our interns participate in a two hour, once weekly simulation training course for 6 weeks at the beginning of the PGY 1 year. Using sophisticated mannequins, this experience is designed to give interns training in procedures such as intubation, central line placement, arterial line placement, and chest tube placement before they do these procedures on actual patients. This course is mentored by faculty experienced in doing these procedures on a daily basis.
PGY 2 Teaching Retreat
Each May, our rising PGY 2 residents participate in a teaching retreat at the beautiful Red Horse Inn in Landrum South Carolina. Taught by our program directors and other experienced faculty, this course is designed to prepare our rising PGY 2 residents how to supervise a ward team, interact with nursing and case management staff, and how to teach interns and medical students. Our new PGY 2 residents comment that this course greatly helps them feel more at ease as they begin their new roles as upper level residents.
Business of Medicine Training
Our residents participate in a monthly business of medicine course. This course is given throughout the three years of training and offers education in coding, billing, malpractice avoidance and malpractice insurance, as well as “hands on” practice experience and advice from internists, specialists and attorneys in our region. Click here for the outline of this course.
In the spring of each year PGY 3 residents culminate their business training by attending a business of medicine one day seminar given at a local Embassy Suites Hotel. This seminar is given by physicians, attorneys and other business leaders to help prepare them to move on practice after they graduate.
All of our residents also are trained in the use of an electronic medical record (EMR) as part of the care of their patients.
EMR’s are rapidly being adopted by hospital systems throughout the United States, and by many medical practices. Learning how to use an EMR during your training here will greatly enhance and simplify your work experience after you graduate.
Strong training in the new field of Hospitalist Medicine
We have a very active hospitalist medicine section at GHS. Dr. Kevin Gilroy is the lead hospitalist at the Greenville Health System and a enthusiastic educator. One of our medicine ward teams is staffed by our faculty hospitalists, who enjoy teaching you the skills necessary to become competent in hospitalist medicine. As a result, hospitalist medicine is a popular career choice for our residents.
All of our incoming interns are assigned a faculty mentor at the beginning of their training. This faculty member meets with them periodically throughout their training to offer support, counseling and career advice to the resident.
Vascular Medicine Fellowship
We have one of the few vascular medicine fellowship training opportunities in the United States located here at GHS. Vascular fellows spend one or two years learning both medical therapy and procedures necessary to treat patients with vascular disease. Our program is staffed by two internal medicine-trained vascular medicine specialists. Our director, Bruce Gray, M.D. is one of the founders of the Board of Vascular Medicine. Our first two vascular fellows were graduates of our internal medicine residency.
These are just some of the unique benefits of training with us at the Greenville Health System. Please browse our website and feel free to contact us if you have further questions, or if you would like to visit or apply for training here.
J. Michael Fuller, M.D.