1st Year Residents

Allison Williams

Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Undergrad: Appalachian State University

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
I chose Prisma Health for residency because I could feel the family atmosphere on my interview day. Now that I am here, I am so excited to be living in Greenville, SC. This town is so unique and I quickly felt at home here both with my co-interns and in the city itself.

Ally Price

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic medicine – Virginia Campus
Undergrad: Georgetown College

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
I chose Prisma because of the amazing people I met and the conversations I had with them on my interview day, how close the residents with each other, and the relationship residents have with their attendings. Another top factor was that Prisma is located in the city of Greenville. I love that it’s small southern city but has everything you could ever need. It has beautiful outdoor spaces like Fall’s Park on the Reedy, amazing restaurants, and the people here are so friendly and welcoming.

Bennett Mack

Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Undergrad: UNC Wilmington

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
My interactions with the people at Greenville’s Pediatric Residency Program on my interview day solidified my expectations that this was not only an incredible place to learn and grow, but was also a place that offered warm smiles and genuine laughs. An environment that was supportive and uplifting was something I knew was necessary for me in a program and Greenville offered me just that and more.

Brittany Ross

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Washington and Lee University

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
I was able to do a visiting rotation my fourth year and absolutely loved this program. Meeting some of the residents and faculty as well as people in the community gave me a really great feel for what home would be like in Greenville. I was impressed with the training and education built into the curriculum and knew that this learning environment would be a great fit for me. I am truly grateful to be here at Prisma in Greenville!

Etta Grace Nabors

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic medicine – Virginia Campus
Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
The people I met on my interview day! I left feeling like I would be excited to go to work every day with people like them and I was confident I would be supported during my residency at Prisma in Greenville. Since starting, I have realized I could not have ended up at a better place. The coordinators, Mandy and Ashley, are so organized and knowledgeable and have made this transition as easy as humanly possible. The upper level residents have welcomed my class with open arms already. And I hit the absolute jackpot with my class. We already feel like we have known each other for years. I am also excited to live in a city like Greenville where there are always fun and exciting things to do and great food to eat.

Hannah Galloway

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine
Undergrad: University of Georgia

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
I knew I would get a great foundation in general pediatrics while also being exposed to many different specialties. I could tell that the residents supported each other and that the faculty were dedicated to the education of the residents.

Kaitlyn Durr-Santos

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Undergrad: Florida Atlantic University

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
I chose Prisma Health – Upstate because of the atmosphere. During my short time interviewing I felt like all of the residents and attendings had such a great rapport. The residents were fun and accommodating. Also the location was fantastic, and Greenville is such a lively and energetic city. Since starting intern year I have immediately felt like part of team and know I made the right decision of where to go! The education has also been so amazing, all of the attendings are approachable and love to teach. So happy I matched at Prisma!!

Laura Beth Blasko

Medical School: U of SC School of Medicine Greenville
Undergrad: Erskine College

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
As a medical student at USC School of Medicine Greenville, I immediately fell in love with Prisma Health Upstate Pediatrics residency program. I was so impressed by the opportunities Greenville residents have to explore and be mentored by specialists in essentially every Pediatric specialty, while also gaining thorough, longitudinal education in general Pediatrics. I was also attracted to how approachable, kind, and knowledgeable all of the physicians I interacted with were. The excellent board prep curriculum, opportunities for research, attention to resident wellness, and supportive program culture also contributed to making Greenville my front-runner.

Leah Somerville

Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic medicine – Virginia Campus
Undergrad: University of Mary Washington

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
I did an inpatient pediatric AI here during my 4th year of medical school. Although it was a tough month, I got to experience first-hand how wonderful not only all the other residents are, but also how encouraging and invested all the attendings I would be working close with were with teaching. In addition to everyone I met being fabulous amidst the stresses of being on wards, the city of Greenville has so much to do when you aren’t at the hospital. From a wonderful farmers market on Saturdays, to multiple breweries, and even some of the best food I have ever had at many restaurants, it truly is a great place to live!

Natalie Bikulege

Medical School: U of SC School of Medicine Greenville
Undergrad: College of Charleston

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
I have always believed Prisma is where I was meant to be. As a fourth-year medical student, I had the opportunity to interview with residency programs throughout the United States. As I interviewed, I continued to work with the pediatric team at Prisma, and my feelings were confirmed. They encouraged me, demonstrated a strong ethic in teamwork, and delivered excellent medical care while being empathetic to patients. The decision was simple. I am honored to be completing my residency training at Prisma Health-Upstate.

William Cornwell

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Undergrad: Wofford College

Why I chose Prisma Health Upstate / USCSOM Greenville:
The top factors that led me to choose Prisma Health for residency were the location, the culture and the welcoming atmosphere.