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Grand Strand Medical Center
South Strand Medical Center

Graduate Medical Education

Mission Statement

Graduate Medical Education at Grand Strand Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality of clinical educational and research experience for our trainees in accordance and adherence to the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We strive to deliver high quality healthcare with honesty, integrity, compassion and fairness for the surrounding communities that reflects our commitment to the care and improvement of human life.

Welcome Letter from our DIO

Steven Svoboda, DIO

Welcome to Grand Strand Medical Center and the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. We are proud to provide an excellent educational experience in a positive clinical learning environment for residents in their chosen specialty. Our faculty is engaged and eager to teach our residents and participate in research while mentoring our residents along the way. We are truly excited to pioneer the first teaching hospital in the Myrtle Beach area and surrounding communities. We look forward to expanding our GME program over the next five years. Our team strives to provide our residents the best education and training and allow many unique opportunities to be involved with research projects and presentations.

We have a new GME building complete with state-of-the-art classrooms, simulation training lab, work study library, conference room and office space. We also have additional classrooms in our hospital as well as a new resident lounge with multiple sleep/study rooms. Our Internal Medicine Residents see patients in our newly renovated Grand Strand Primary Care continuity of care practice.

We are very excited to introduce additional ACGME accredited programs in our five year plan with the intent to expand from our initial 23 residents to approximately 124 in the year 2020. Our commitment to GME will only continue to strengthen as we provide resources to allow for the best possible learning experience for our residents.

Thank you for your interest in our Graduate Medical Education program and we hope you strongly consider us for your post graduate training.


Steven Svoboda, MBA
Designated Institutional Official