Graduate Medical Education

Welcome From Our Chief Executive Officer

Welcome to Grand Strand Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education program web pages, where you can learn about our planned Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs.

Grand Strand Medical Center’s program is dedicated to providing the highest quality graduate medical education to those who come to us from the nation’s medical schools. On behalf of the board of trustees, the medical staff and the employees, we are excited and honored to extend this opportunity to participate in our post-graduate medical education program. We believe that continuing your education here at Grand Strand Medical Center will be a vital, meaningful part of your medical training.

Those who participate in our residency programs will be given an opportunity to work with dynamic, clinical teaching faculty who are eager to share with you their knowledge and experience. We know that this program will be mutually beneficial not only to our residents but to the community in which we serve as your residency will most certainly contribute to better patient outcomes.

We also are confident that once you immerse yourself in our culture and community you may consider making our area your home. We are proud of Grand Strand Medical’s achievements and growth but most importantly its reputation for quality care. It is our hope that you will join our exceptional team of medical professionals here at Grand Strand Medical Center.

Thank you for your interest in Grand Strand Medical Center and our Graduate Medical Education program.


Mark Sims
Chief Executive Officer

About Us

Grand Strand Medical Center is a 269-bed acute care hospital serving residents and visitors of Horry and surrounding counties. Our hospital offers the only cardiac surgery program in Horry and Georgetown counties and is a designated Level II trauma center by DHEC and the American College of Surgeons. The hospital’s heart surgery program consistently ranks top in the state, as well as, the nation.

Grand Strand Medical Center has facilities throughout the Grand Strand to provide quality, convenient health care. These include the Grand Strand Diagnostic & Women's Center/The Breast Health Center, South Strand Medical Center, North Strand Diagnostic Center, Carolina Forest Imaging Center and HealthFinders, our community resource center located in Coastal Grand Mall.

Kristy Zanao
Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator

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