Welcome From Our Program Director

Dietrich Jehle, MD, FACEP, RDMS

Welcome to the Grand Strand Emergency Medicine Residency Program! The primary goal of our program is to teach well-rounded physicians to provide outstanding emergency medical care in an efficient and compassionate manner in order to prepare them for lifelong careers in emergency medicine.

Grand Strand Medical Center is a 301-bed acute care hospital located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Emergency Department houses an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Children’s ER and the busiest Trauma Center in South Carolina.

Our Emergency Medicine faculty provides high-quality patient care with years of experience in emergency medicine including clinical toxicology, trauma ultrasound, environmental envenomation, shark attacks and aeromedical services. Each is dedicated to educating and mentoring residents through didactic, clinical and research experiences. I have helped start two other Emergency Medicine training programs, in Pittsburgh and Buffalo, and am excited to start our new program in Myrtle Beach. Grand Strand Medical Center has a state of the art Simulation Center. The simulation curriculum aids residents in mastering skills in a safe and interactive environment.

We are excited to have academic affiliations with both the University of South Carolina and The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). With these affiliations, faculty and residents have access to library resources and support as well as the opportunity to assist with teaching medical students from each institution.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build a new Emergency Medicine program in this community which allows us to provide superb medical training and patient care. We look forward to having residents help lay this program’s foundation for years to come. Thank you for considering Grand Strand Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine residency program.

Sincerely,
Dietrich Jehle, MD, FACEP, RDMS
Emergency Medicine Program Director
Grand Strand Medical Center