The University of South Carolina Board of Trustees voted Friday to expand its medical school training at the USC School of Medicine using Greenville Memorial Hospital (GHS).
The USC School of Medicine has had a medical-education program at the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center since 1991. The previous partnership allows third- and fourth-year USC medical students to complete their final two years of education at GHS. Under the expansion, approximately 40 students annually will be able to spend all four years of their medical training at GHS as early as 2012. That number is expected to grow.
The GHS board also approved the expansion Friday. The program must be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
The USC board also announced plans to explore opportunities with Palmetto Health in Columbia to increase training more physicians at the School of Medicine in Columbia.