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Pharmacy News October 2011

 

USC School of Medicine-Greenville Announcement

October 5, 2011 – The University of South Carolina and Greenville Health System were notified Tuesday by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) that the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville has been awarded preliminary accreditation and can begin recruiting students immediately.

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville expects to accept 50 first-year students for fall 2012. Plans call for gradual expansion of each first-year class, with a goal of 100 students in the fourth entering class.

Curriculum will emphasize collaborative learning, early integration of direct patient care throughout all four years of training, interdisciplinary team-based care, interpersonal skills with an emphasis on communication, integration of research with real-world concerns and life-long learning.

Most of the classes will take place in the Health Sciences Education Building, a state-of-the-art 90,000-square-foot education facility located on the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus that will include interactive team-focused “smart” classrooms and simulated patient clinical space where doctors in training will learn and practice patient-interaction skills.

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville is the 136th medical education program in the United States and the only one that was accredited this year by the LCME.