Institution Information - Greenville Health System/USCSOM Greenville

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Additional Application Requirements

Thank you for choosing the Greenville Health System/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville for a visiting student rotation!  Please ensure you submit all required materials in order to be fully considered.  These materials include:  your CV, Photo, Transcript, and AAMC Immunization Form

A processing fee of one hundred seventy-five dollars ($175.00), which is due at the time of official acceptance, is required of each visiting student made out to the Greenville Health System. This fee must be paid by check and mailed to:  Office of Student Affairs Administration, Greenville Health System, 701 Grove Road, Greenville, SC 29605. No cash will be accepted. Checks are not deposited until after electives are approved.

GHS also requires that a background check be submitted with your application. The cost for the background check is the student's responsibility. If the home school does not already have a contractual agreement with a third-party background check agency, visiting students needing a federal background check can contact SR&I, a company used by GHS, at Approval of the rotation is contingent upon the results of the background check.

Applications will be reviewed in the Office of Student Services and forwarded to the appropriate department for approval/decline. When a decision is made by the department, the student will be notified immediately. 

For more information, see:

Department-Specific Application Requirements

Please upload your USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX for ALL departments.

Emergency Medicine: (no MAY rotations)
Personal Statement: 300 word limit, include why you want to do a rotation with us
USMLE: no minimum; COMLEX: not accepted

Family Medicine:  
COMLEX and USMLE Step 1: no minimum
Letter of Recommendation
Personal Statement

Internal Medicine:
USMLE: 220 or COMLEX: 550
Personal Statement: Why Internal Medicine? Why GHS?

USMLE: 210 or COMLEX: 550 (Med/Peds: USMLE: 215/COMLEX: 600)
Short 1-2 paragraph statement of why you want the specific rotation? Why GHS? Why that experience/specialty?
For those students interested in PICU rotations, please submit performance on prior inpatient experience.

USMLE: 200 or COMLEX: 540
Completion of M3 Psychiatry core clerkship
Short 1-2 paragraph statement explaining why she/he wants a psych rotation at GHS

USMLE: 220 minimum; COMLEX: not accepted
A detailed description of your M3 clerkship experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology, addressing each of the following: location of clerkship, duration of clerkship, clerkship setting (community preceptor vs. teaching hospital with residency), content of required formal lecture curriculum, distribution of time spent with residents vs. preceptors, and type of end-of-clerkship assessments for grading.

Orthopaedic Surgery:
USMLE: 230; COMLEX: not accepted
100-word statement discussing your rationale and goals for completing the elective

USMLE: 230 or COMLEX: 600
Short paragraph statement: Why surgery and why GHS?
Surgery: Completion and pass of M3 surgery clerkship
Ophthalmology: Completion and pass of Ophthalmology rotation




Important Dates

VSAS Application Requirements

  •  Photograph
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  Transcript
  •  AAMC Standardized Immunization Form

Institution Contact

Susan Troutman Orr, M.Ed.
Student Services Program Coordinator
GHS Student Services

701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 455-5496
(864) 455-5234