How do I apply for your program?
Applications are accepted beginning mid-September for the following year’s class. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Our program only accepts electronic applications through ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service). The required documents for an application are the same as ERAS (at least two letters of recommendation, the Dean’s letter/MSPE, formal transcripts, USMLE/COMLEX transcripts and a personal statement). We would prefer that at least one letter of recommendation be from a Family Physician who is familiar with you and your academic performance.
All residency spots are filled through the NRMP (the “Match”). If you are an international applicant, ECGMG Certification is required prior to the start of residency.
Our NRMP number is 1761120C0.
Do you have USMLE minimum score requirements for Step 1 and Step 2?
Applicants must have passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1 and have taken both components of Step 2 and/or have passed the COMLEX (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination) Level 1 and have taken both components of Level 2.
What is the size of the program?
The Family Medicine Residency program has 6 residents per year, for a total of 18 residents.
What is the hospital size and patient demographics?
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center is a 301-bed acute care hospital with a busy level II trauma center providing medical services for Horry and Georgetown counties. An expansion is currently underway, which will increase the number of critical care beds as well as medical –surgical beds to meet the needs of this rapidly growing community. The hospital features one of the busiest trauma centers in the state of South Carolina; Critical Care Units for medical, cardiac, neurology, surgical and pediatric patients; as well as a large obstetrics unit and a level II newborn nursery. Our patient demographics are broad and include all age groups, a diversity of ethnicities, races and socioeconomic status. The spectrum of patients and pathology offers an excellent learning environment.
What is unique about the program?
The Family Medicine Residency is a new program committed to providing excellent specialty training for physicians in the field of Family Medicine. Training occurs in state-of-the-art medical facilities, located in one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South. We strive to provide a well-balanced curriculum that meets or exceeds the ACGME requirements for Family Medicine training, as well as giving residents unique experiences such as the forensic evaluations of abused children, or perfecting their clinical skills in the simulation lab. In addition, emphasis is placed on achieving skills that enhance physician empathy, which can lead to better patient satisfaction and compliance as well as improved physician satisfaction.
If I have a question, who do I contact?
Please contact Lauren Liszak, Family Medicine Program Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or by phone at (843) 692-3497.