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Pharmacy School

About Greenville Health System

The Greenville Health System (GHS) has been involved in pharmacy education for almost 15 years.

In 2011, the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP), officially expanded and opened the GHS campus to third-year pharmacy students. Up to 25 students entering their third year have the option to transfer from the other campuses to the GHS campus. During their third year, SCCP-GHS students will receive the same curriculum as SCCP students at the other two campuses and will use distance education technology to supplement local instruction. Typical courses include pharmacotherapy, clinical pharmacokinetics, clinical assessment and clinical applications.

The GHS campus is overseen by the SCCP Associate Regional Dean and the GHS Campus Coordinator. In addition, over 20 GHS clinical pharmacists serve as part-time college faculty members, providing onsite didactic and clinical training.

About the South Carolina College of Pharmacy

The South Carolina College of Pharmacy (SCCP) was formed in 2004 through the integration of the Colleges of Pharmacy at the University of South Carolina in Columbia (USC) and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston (MUSC). The SCCP is a statewide education, research and service institution that combines the nationally recognized faculty, staff and resources of MUSC, a major academic medical center; USC, a large comprehensive university; and Greenville Health System, a large progressive hospital system, to create a statewide approach to pharmacy education that is on par with some of the most highly regarded colleges in the United States.

The S.C. College of Pharmacy enrolls a total of 760 students, or 190 per class, with 110 on the Columbia campus and 80 on the Charleston campus. Up to 25 total students entering their third year have the option to transfer from either campus to the new campus at GHS. A full-time SCCP Upstate regional director and GHS faculty, along with part-time faculty at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, provide student advisement.

During their third year, SCCP-GHS students will receive the same curriculum as SCCP students at the other two campuses and will use distance education technology to supplement local instruction. Typical courses include pharmacotherapy, clinical pharmacokinetics, clinical assessment and clinical applications.

Fourth-year pharmacy students have the opportunity to complete their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations on the GHS campus. Rotations are available in multiple areas, such as internal medicine, drug information, critical care, infectious disease, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, psychiatry and primary care. Hundreds of fourth-year pharmacy students complete their rotations here each year.

SCCP offers approximately 300 rotations each year in the Upstate, with nearly 100 of those available at GHS. Other SCCP partner institutions include Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Self Regional Memorial Hospital and AnMed Health, as well as community pharmacy partners in the Upstate.

In total, the College offers approximately 2,100 rotations annually, primarily in South Carolina but also around the country and internationally.