Internal Medicine Residency Experience

As a resident in Internal Medicine at Prisma Health, your advanced training will offer an excellent balance of learning in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving a diverse population of more than 1.2 million patients annually. With seven campuses, 1,537 beds and over 1,100 employed physicians, Prisma Health-Upstate provides comprehensive health care functioning as both the safety net hospital and the major provider of specialty services in our region. Residents can take advantage of all the opportunities this large system has to offer.

In addition to your clinical training, we have a robust didactic series including weekly noon conferences, a longitudinal board preparation series, journal clubs, patient safety and quality improvement conferences, wellness time, and check-in meetings with the Chief Residents and Program Leadership. Grand Rounds are held weekly on Friday mornings. Additionally, every Friday afternoon from 12:00-2:30 is protected educational time, during which residents have multimodal educational sessions including interactive lectures, flipped classroom, small group sessions and simulation. Led by both general and subspecialty faculty, the content follows a specialty specific topic for the block. One Friday of the block is reserved for ambulatory topics.

Our program aims to:

  • Prepare residents to be competent, well-rounded, compassionate internists who are equipped to provide excellent patient care or to enter fellowship training
  • Provide residents with the resources and training to sit for and pass the ABIM certification board exam
  • Provide residents with career and professional mentorship necessary to succeed in creating a career in line with their professional talents and goals.
  • Stimulate lifelong learning and to provide training in performance and application of sophisticated procedures and advanced technologies.
  • Provide residents with the background skills necessary for successful practice in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment with training in quality improvement, population health, and team-based care.