The Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health is a collaboration between Prisma Health, Clemson University, Furman University and University of South Carolina. Located on the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus, this nationally-recognized center seeks to bridge the gap between clinical practice, research, and academics in a way that is innovative, inter-institutional, inter-professional, and interdisciplinary.
We have built relationships with academic, community and business leaders who are actively engaged in the Health Sciences Center’s shared governance. This approach provides opportunities to leverage talent and resources in support of Prisma Health 2030 goal.
The USC School of Medicine Greenville is a four-year medical school with a highly innovative and integrated curriculum co-located on the Greenville Memorial Hospital campus.
Students perform third- and fourth-year clinical clerkships within Prisma Health, including required third year rotations, fourth year acting internships and electives in rural medicine, sports medicine, and lifestyle medicine within our department.
As part of the Health Sciences Center experience, residents can readily access the medical school facilities and faculty, which include a state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Lab, a biomedical sciences division of population health and initiatives centered in family medicine such as the Lifestyle Medicine curriculum.
Clemson University represents the primary research partner for the Health Sciences Center and provides research and educational infrastructure to the clinical expertise found within the system. Among other opportunities, the Health Sciences Center collaboration takes advantage of Clemson’s on-site nursing school, health sciences, bioengineering, genetics programs, which have tremendous implications for Prisma Health Graduate Medical Education. Dr.s MacGilvray and Taylor hold clinical appointments at the Clemson University School of Health Research and collaborate with Clemson faculty on a number of research projects.
Furman University, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, is the primary undergraduate partner for the Health Sciences Center. Each year, approximately 25-35% of Furman University students enter a health-related career. The partnership between Prisma and Furman provides observational and internship experiences for students considering careers in medicine, pharmacy, physical or occupational therapy, public health and health administration. Our academic Family Medicine Residency emphasizes a commitment to teaching. As part of your training, residents have the opportunity to solidify their knowledge base by teaching a variety of learners, including undergraduate and medical students, through the Health Sciences Center partnerships.
Family Medicine faculty have capitalized on Furman’s liberal arts expertise by partnering with Furman art history faculty to provide and study an innovative visual observation training for residents through art-related activities in didactics.
The Center for Family Medicine serves as a community practicum site for Furman University Community Engaged Medicine Master of Science degree program students. These students work to implement quality improvement projects within the clinic and gain exposure to academic medicine through participation in didactics. These relationships also provide fertile ground for scholarly activity and quality improvement initiatives that ultimately lead to improved healthcare.