Primary Clinical Partners
Palmetto Health Richland
In February 1998, Richland Memorial Hospital and Baptist Healthcare System combined their resources and facilities in Columbia to create one integrated health care system, Palmetto Health, the largest health care system in South Carolina. Medical students benefit from the expanded educational opportunities resulting from the alliance.
The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is a 216-bed facility, encompassing acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and some tertiary care. Satellite outpatient clinics are located in Anderson, Greenville, Florence, Orangeburg, Sumter and Rock Hill, SC. The hospital is also Clinic of Jurisdiction for the state of South Carolina. Administrative support is provided for the Florence National Cemetery in Florence, SC, the Vet Centers located in Greenville and Columbia, SC, and the VA Regional Office also located in Columbia. An affiliation is held with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, located on the hospital grounds. A sharing agreement is in place with Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC.
The Greenville Hospital System is a not-for-profit academic health organization located in Greenville, approximately 100 miles from Columbia. Its five campuses provide integrated healthcare to communities across Greenville County and beyond through a tertiary referral and education center, community hospitals, a long-term acute care hospital, nursing home, outpatient facilities and wellness centers. The Greenville Hospital System has residency training programs in family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, general surgery as well as four fellowship programs.
The William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute is licensed as a child-adolescent and forensic psychiatry hospital. Medical students rotate on inpatient and outpatient clinical units in the area of child-adolescent psychiatry.
The G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital, a facility that specializes in the treatment of adults with acute psychiatric illnesses, and the Columbia and Lexington Area Mental Health Centers, where thousands of outpatient visits annually enable students to gain exposure to the treatment of patients with a variety of psychiatric conditions on an emergent basis.
Rural Primary Health Care Centers
The John A. Martin Primary Health Care Center in Winnsboro, S.C., the Kershaw Family Medicine Center in Kershaw, S.C., and the Bennettsvile Primary Care Health Care Education Center in Bennettsville, S.C. provide medical care to residents of these primarily rural counties and serve as teaching facilities for medical students during the third-year family medicine clerkship.