“I am privileged to direct the Prisma Health Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina. We function as part of an academic 1,358 bed local health system that serves as a tertiary referral center for the upstate of South Carolina. Our patient acuity and variety provide a fantastic ID training context, and it’s all set in one of the most culturally attractive and fastest growing cities in America.
We have striven to create a clinically oriented, fellow-focused training experience that prepares our fellows for the challenges and rewards of a career in Infectious Disease Medicine. Our program is a two-year comprehensive training in adult inpatient and outpatient general infectious diseases, microbiology, HIV medicine, telehealth, hospital epidemiology and infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, wound care, hepatitis C, and clinical research. Opportunities also exist for further training in travel medicine, transplant ID, addiction medicine, and pediatric ID.
We are committed to the excellence of our fellow physicians, and we have sought the optimal balance of clinical and administrative guidance and support with fellow autonomy and real-world responsibility. Fellows will work alongside our 9 infectious disease physician staff, 2 ID pharmacists, clinical microbiologist, infection preventionists, and nurse practitioners as an integral member of our team. Bedside teaching is augmented by didactic teaching and learning, case conferences, microbiology rounds, journal clubs, morbidity and mortality conferences, and 1:1 research and career mentorship.
So, as you think about your future career plans, I invite you to consider our ID Fellowship Program to see how we might help you accomplish your goals.”
Rhett M. Shirley, MD