To heal compassionately, those within GHS must teach innovatively. There is a straight line from innovation in medical education to the best health care. Read below to learn about advancements in our teaching and research areas.
In June, GHS and Clemson University announced a landmark agreement naming the university as the primary research collaborator for GHS and research administrator for all GHS research.
The agreement allows both organizations to work collectively to leverage existing administrative structures and expertise at Clemson with clinical opportunities offered by GHS. It also will support additional opportunities for Clemson faculty to engage in health and medical research, opening the door to more federal research funding by partnering with GHS physicians.
Research will focus on applied (also called translational) science that targets some of the nation’s most pressing healthcare needs:
Clemson has worked with GHS on healthcare research projects since 1990 when a biomedical collaborative was launched.
Furman University and GHS have entered into a new academic partnership that will allow the university to develop innovative programs for undergraduate students interested in health-related careers and provide them with an array of hands-on experiences.
As part of the agreement, Furman will be GHS’ primary undergraduate partner, providing its faculty and students, as well as those of other colleges in the area, with distinctive opportunities to study and work with healthcare professionals at GHS in both clinical and non-clinical settings.
Furman is the third primary education partner to align with GHS within the past two years to build a healthcare workforce pipeline through alliances among healthcare systems and academic institutions. The other partners are the University of South Carolina, which is GHS’ primary medical education partner through the USC School of Medicine Greenville, and Clemson University, which serves as the primary research partner.
The working relationship between Furman and GHS, which spans more than two decades, has produced 10 formal collaborative programs as well as extensive, shared community outreach projects. Programs in the partnership include courses in medical ethics, internships in psychology and health science, student participation in GHS’ Medical Experience Academy, and a student observation program.
On July 1, GHS launched a four-year residency program in Psychiatry with four students. This academic program will address the area’s significant shortage of psychiatrists. The residency program will be at its full complement of 16 in four years.
Over the summer, members of the second-year class of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSOM) Greenville began their studies on Greenville Memorial Medical Campus. The class profile looks like this:
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Monarch Elementary School in Simpsonville, which finished its first academic year in the spring of 2013, is providing students with an early introduction to myriad careers in the health sciences—one of just a few elementary schools in the nation with such a focus. To provide these students with an array of healthcare opportunities GHS has joined forces with the school to connect students and staff more closely with health care and healthy living.
Management staff from several clinical areas—including infection prevention, anesthesia, physical therapy and OR nursing—have visited the school and made presentations to students.
In addition, GHS provided pedometers to Monarch teachers and staff to encourage physical activity. And Safe Kids™ Upstate, led by GHS Children’s Hospital, provides support for Monarch’s safety patrol through its Safe Schools program, in the form of training and supplies such as vests and rain ponchos.