Coming from the Northern NJ/NYC area the idea of coming to the South seemed peculiar to many of my friends and family, but I can truly say that choosing Prisma Health in Greenville was the absolute best decision. What initially drew me to Greenville was the vision and innovation of the health system. Academically, it is at the forefront in the shift towards a sustainable value-based system which emphasizes population health, patient outcomes, quality & safety, and physician well-being. Prisma Health-Upstate is home to the University of South Carolina- Greenville which is the first medical school in the country to have integrated Lifestyle Medicine into its curriculum. Nationally it is one of only three sites selected to pilot the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum. From its “Exercise is Medicine” program to its Farm to clinic partnership with FoodShare SC, Prisma offers robust experiences in community health. If you are looking to develop strong clinical skills ready to meet the needs of the 21st century there is no program better than Prisma. While academically enticing, what solidified my decision were the people here. The warmth I felt here was unlike any other program on the interview trail. I remember how happy and relaxed the residents were on wards.
Greenville is a great place to live and what I consider to be a hidden gem of the south. It offers all the amenities of a bustling northeastern city coupled with the charm and beautiful weather of the south. Downtown offers an extensive array of cultural cuisines, vibrant nightlife, art, music, shopping and more. Take it from this Jersey boy, you’ll be more than impressed and happy to have chosen Greenville, SC.