The Greenville Health System Office of Student Services is pleased to offer elective opportunities for senior medical students interested in Med-Peds. Many of our current Med-Peds residents participated in clinical rotations as visiting students during their 4th year of medical school. A visiting elective rotation gives you a chance to work in our health system, meet our Med-Peds residents and faculty, and to learn more about the upstate community.
Electives are available for students in the inpatient or outpatient setting in the following areas: general medical and pediatric wards, adult and pediatric intensive care, and subspecialty electives in medical or pediatric settings. We do require that students have completed core clerkships in both internal medicine and pediatrics at an LCME accredited institution before taking an elective at GHS. Electives can be taken as month long blocks of adult or pediatric medicine, or students may arrange for a combined 4 week rotation with 2 weeks of adult and 2 weeks of pediatric experience. Month long rotations with our Med-Peds hospitalist group in Greer are possible when one of our Med-Peds residents is there on rotation. If our residents are not rotating at Greer Memorial during the time you would like to visit, we can make arrangements for you to visit the hospital for a day and meet the Med-Peds faculty there.
As a visiting student interested in Med-Peds, you are also encouraged to attend all of our Med-Peds specific activities such as Med-Peds noon conference, combined case conference or evening journal club. During your rotation, you are also encouraged to meet with Dr. Kolarik, our program director, and Kelli DaSilva, program coordinator, to ensure that your time with us is as productive, informative and enjoyable as possible.
If you are interested in a Med-Peds student elective, you may contact our Med-Peds residency coordinator, Kelli DaSilva to initiate the process. Her email is email@example.com and her office phone number is 864-455-7844. The GHS student services coordinator is Natalie Carey. Ms. Carey will assist you with the details of arranging your elective experience and can be reached at (864) 455-5494 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found via the following web link: GHS Student Services.
For further information on the specialty of Med-Peds for medical students, we encourage you to look at the website of the National Med-Peds Resident Association at http://medpeds.org/. Thank you for your interest in our Med-Peds program and we hope you plan to spend some time with us!