About the Program

The Family Medicine Residency is three-year ACGME accredited program established in 1971 and located in Greenville, South Carolina. Our program is designed to provide comprehensive, high-quality family medicine education with the goal of transforming health care for the people we serve.

Our facilities and technology within Greenville provide a foundation for an educational experience that cannot be replicated elsewhere. Residents have access to unlimited resources within our medical system.

Program Strengths

  • Prepare residents to practice in a variety of settings (academic, urban, community or rural)
  • Care for patients of all ages
  • Pursue advanced fellowship opportunities
  • Develop the expertise to become a leader in family medicine
  • Collaborative relationships with other training programs within our institution on clinical, educational and scholarly activity initiatives
  • All physicians are held to higher standards in providing patient care
  • Physicians contribute to education, research and community service
  • Highest bar of patient care to gain a well-rounded education
  • We span seven medical campuses
  • 14 medical residency and fellowship programs
  • Strong partnerships with:
    • The University of South Carolina
    • Clemson University
    • Furman University

Accolades for Prisma Health

  • Largest healthcare system in South Carolina
  • Rank among one of the largest health networks in the country
  • One of the top Integrated Healthcare Networks
  • A Top 50 Teaching Hospital
  • A Top 10 Best-led Hospital

Accolades for Greenville, SC

  • Consistently rated as one of the nation’s top places to live and do business
  • It offers a robust live entertainment scene
  • International diversity through businesses such as:
    • BMW
    • General Electric
    • Michelin
  • One of the fastest growing cities in America
  • Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Keowee and the Swamp Rabbit Trail for activities such as:
    • Biking
    • Boating
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Climbing
    • Zip-lining

We invite you to learn more about our program and how we may best suit your needs as you look toward the future.


Phyllis MacGilvray, MD
Vice Chair of Academics and Research

John Emerson, MD
Program Director