About the GHS Health Sciences Center
GHS and our primary academic partners, Clemson University, Furman University and University of South Carolina are working together to pave the way for breakthroughs in healthcare delivery, access and affordability through a unique, dynamic collaboration known as the GHS Health Sciences Center. Providing access to more than 40 academic, professional and workforce development programs, a medical school, a nursing program, clinical and translational research, and the region’s largest healthcare delivery system, the GHS Health Sciences Center is dedicated to helping the health professionals of today and tomorrow meet the real-world needs of the community.
About the Children’s Hospital at GHS
Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS) is located in Upstate South Carolina. Board-certified physicians care for more than 400,000 infants, children, and adolescents each year. From primary care to specialty care, we are dedicated to providing outstanding medical care for every child. We are committed to serving not only the patients well-being, but the well-being of their families. With experienced doctors representing more than 35 pediatric specialties, Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS) offers more comprehensive “whole child” care than many of the country’s major medical centers.
“I can honestly say that my pediatric rotation was the best experience of my 3rd year. Even my classmates who aren’t interested in pediatrics have said that they consider the rotation as one of their favorites and I believe that speaks volumes about the residency program. There is a true sense of family and teamwork that is shown by both the residents and attendings. Everyone is very willing to teach and they really seem to enjoy it. “
Jasmine Smith, USC School of Medicine Greenville Class of 2018
“One aspect of the program that stands out to me is that attendings and residents truly go above and beyond to teach students and help us understand crucial concepts. Attendings constantly “facilitate rather than dominate” and challenge each resident and student to work outside his or her comfort zone and to think about problems from multiple perspectives. Passion for medicine and learning is truly contagious in the Department of Pediatrics at GHS.”
Hannah Kline, USC School of Medicine Greenville Class of 2018
“The patients usually represent a range of illnesses from common gastrointestinal and infections to severe diseases, life-threatening substance exposures or withdrawals, and even congenital abnormalities that can require multiple re-hospitalizations. The administration and teaching is excellent and comes from a variety of Med-Peds and Pediatric residents, attendings, and specialists who are all present routinely during rounds, consults, after-hours visits, and even friendly conversations in the cafeteria at GHS.
Stephen Hudson, USC School of Medicine Greenville Class of 2018
“After completing a rotation as a fourth year visiting student, I knew the Pediatric Residency Program at GHS was the perfect fit for me. The size of the program was ideal. It was large enough for exposure to a diverse patient population with a wide range of presentations, yet small enough to form close-knit and supportive relationships with residents and attendings. My husband and I absolutely fell in love with the city of Greenville and knew it would be the perfect place to spend our next three years. Last and most importantly, it was the people I met that made my experience so special.”
Brittiany Gray, MD, PGY1
“I chose Greenville for residency because the program is small enough for everyone to know each other and be close but has all the resources of much larger programs. My favorite thing about the program is the close contact we have with all the subspecialists and our attendings. You really get the chance to build relationships and learn directly from them.”
Zach Gray, MD, PGY2
“When I interviewed here, I immediately knew this was the program for me. I fell in love with the city and the people. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I am always surprised by the level of exposure we get for being in a smaller city. I feel like every single week there is a patient on wards with a unique disease that we all get to learn from. I hope I get the opportunity to stay in the Upstate area and work as a general pediatrician.”
Michelle Sayles, MD, PGY3
Faculty and Alumni Perspectives
“I am very thankful to have ended up at GHS for residency and cannot imagine being as happy elsewhere as I was here. I had great mentors, teachers, teammates and co-residents who, by the end of residency and chief year, were like family. I learned so much, not only from the vast variety of patients, but also from the nurturing environment and enthusiastic support I was met with at every step along the way. My mentors helped me find my passion as a child advocate, gave me the autonomy I needed and pushed me to become the best pediatrician and person I can be. It is rare to find a program with amazing learning, teaching, love and support, and also be located in a fantastic city to explore and enjoy outside of work, but GHS is all that, and so much more! While I am excited for what lies ahead as a hospitalist and faculty in Huntsville, AL, I will truly miss GHS and cherish the memories I have made here.”
Kym Do, MD, Class of 2017
“I am forever grateful to the GHS residency program. It was truly the perfect program, and, if I could do it all over, I would choose GHS every time. The program is small enough that I felt encouraged and supported by my co-residents as well as faculty and staff. The program is large enough with a good-sized catchment area that I was able to manage complex and interesting cases with sufficient autonomy. It is my experience in the children’s hospital that led me to work as a hospitalist and outpatient pediatrician with a focus in complex care.
Since graduation, I stayed on as faculty at GHS. I have two beautiful children and love my job. Life after residency is good! I owe that to my amazing teachers and mentors.”
Cady Williams, MD, Class of 2014