Psychiatry Admissions

The Greenville Health System (GHS)/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville Program offers four first year Categorical positions in psychiatry. The program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) psychiatry match and will complete interviews prior to the deadline for submission of the rank order list.

Psychiatry Admissions

  • Applications for PGY-1 positions are only accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System).
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as interview slots are limited.
  • We do not have any particular USMLE score at which we do/do not grant an interview.
  • Scores and number of attempts are taken into account as we evaluate the totality of the application.
  • International Medical Graduates are welcome to apply.
  • US clinical experience is preferred.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is a requirement.
  • GHS sponsors J-1 visas only.
  • Letters of recommendation from US physicians are strongly preferred.
  • Preference is given to applicants who have graduated medical school or have been in training elsewhere within the past three years.

ERAS Requirements

  • Provide a transcript from your medical school, a dean’s letter, and two letters of reference, at least one of which should be from a psychiatrist.
  • For allopathic medical school applicants we require successful completion of the USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK & CS.
  • For osteopathic medical school applicants we require successful completion of COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2 CE & PE.
  • For all applicants, if not graduating from medical school in this current training year, successful completion of USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Level 3 is encouraged.

We enjoy meeting prospective residents and upon receipt of the above material, selected applicants will be requested to arrange a mutually convenient weekday for interviews. Final acceptance to the program is at the discretion of the chairman of the department and the director of residency training, upon the advice of the residency advisory committee.

Initial appointment to the program is for one year and reappointment for each subsequent year is based on the resident’s performance.

Notification of Successful Applicants

All interviewed candidates are reviewed by the Resident Selection Committee to complete the rank order list that is submitted to the NRMP. Successful applicants will be notified by NRMP match results, followed by a letter from the program.

Contact Us

Teri Looper
Psychiatry Residency Program Coordinator, Psychiatry Education
701 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC 29605
Teri.Looper@prismahealth.org
(864) 455-5777
(864) 455-5773