Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Family Medicine Acting Internship

Faculty:  Jeffery D. Swartz, M.D. - AI Director

Institution:  Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center

Location:  Center for Family Medicine, 877 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC  29605

Duration: 4 weeks

Course Offered: Periods 2-11

Number of Students: 1 student per period

Students Report To: Center for Family Medicine. (Shelba Padgett’s office)

Contact: Shelba Padgett, Student Coordinator,
Family Medicine Center,
877 West Faris Road,
Greenville, SC  29605.
Phone 864-455-9023,

Acting Interns function as primary physicians on the inpatient service, caring for patients admitted due to acute medical illnesses. Students will care for pediatric and adult patients in the intensive care units well as on the general wards. Students will provide call covering for six nights per month. AIs will be under direct supervision of a senior resident and an attending physician. Educational opportunities will be provided via daily rounds and lectures, noon conferences, informal "patient interaction" presentations, etc. The large number of patients, the variety of pathology, and the close interaction with residents and faculty will maximize learning opportunities.