The General Surgery Program of Greenville Health System (GHS) strives to provide collegial camaraderie within an atmosphere conducive for learning surgery. The general surgery residency program provides teaching and clinical experience that enables residents to become capable, competent, and compassionate surgeons. Research opportunities are abundant and residents are encouraged to participate in academic pursuits.
At the completion of this program, each chief resident will have completed at least 1100 surgical cases, be comfortable with all aspects of patient care, have the academic background to successfully attain board certification, have the opportunity to pursue a surgical fellowship, and understand the work ethic necessary to be a successful surgeon.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Surgical Residency Training Program at GHS is a fully accredited five-year program. The combined surgical service handles approximately 200 admissions each month with an average daily census of 100 patients.
The Surgery Service is divided into four major services: general surgery/emergency surgery/trauma, general surgery/thoracic/colorectal, general surgery/endocrine/minimal access surgery/breast/surgical oncology, and vascular surgery. Additionally, the Pediatric Surgical Service performs more than 800 elective procedures each year. Each service has a separate complement of residents and attendings. Residents’ operative experiences are monitored to ensure diverse involvement. Each chief resident finishes the program with more than 1100 cases as surgeon and more than 200 as teaching assistant or first assistant. Typical endoscopy experience is 200-250 cases.
Positions are matched by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) only. Six categorical residents and four preliminary residents are chosen each year. Application deadline is October 20th. Three letters of recommendation are required. The program does not sponsor visas. View a sample resident employment contract. Interviews are held October thru mid-January each year.
Affiliations with the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine provide medical student rotations in general surgery. Additionally, more than 40 medical students from the University of South Carolina spend their entire third and fourth years of medical school at GHS, which serves as a clinical campus for the medical school. Electives are available for M4 students in general surgery and pediatric surgery. These are arranged by calling (843) 792-4433.
Manual of Policies and Procedures for Medical Education Resident Staff
GHS House Staff and Medical Student Photo Directory