Invest in the Future of Great Health Care
Give to Graduate Medical Education to train and recruit the doctors we will all depend on for years to come
Invest in Greenville's best and brightest future physicians
With your help, Bon Secours St. Francis will launch a new accredited GME resident physician training program
Recruiting highly skilled physicians to Greenville has never been more important, as our area faces an oncoming shortage of doctors to care for a community that is quickly growing and an aging population that has greater health care needs. The demand for more doctors is increasing as a wave of physicians start to retire, adding further urgency to a critical situation.
The solution? A new Graduate Medical Education program (GME) at St. Francis will recruit, train and keep dozens of primary care physicians in the Upstate area. But we need your help!
Bon Secours St. Francis Foundation depends on generous, caring people like you to step up for the future of health care by supporting the fundraising campaign for Graduate Medical Education. Your gift is an investment that will make a difference for you, your family, your neighbors and our entire community. Everyone depends on quality medical care and highly skilled physicians at some point in their lives.
Read the campaign's case statement to learn more
GME Program Importance
Medical residency creates a pipeline of doctors for Greenville's growing health care needs
Graduate Medical Education helps resident physicians learn to provide the highest quality, compassionate care aligned with Bon Secours' faith-based values. Dozens of new primary care physicians will complete the program, with many choosing to stay in the Upstate to build their practices.
The entire Greenville community benefits from having adequate numbers of skilled, experienced doctors to help patients manage their health and chronic diseases for years to come.
GME Program Investments
Community support is vital in funding costs for launching GME program
Launching a new accredited residency physician training program requires significant investment in startup costs. Charitable gifts for the GME Campaign will help bridge the gap between limited federal funding and actual expenses required to create and maintain the program. Initial needs include:
- Facilities and learning spaces for GME program
- Simulation lab
- Working spaces within hospitals
- Conference rooms
- Resident on-call rooms
- Scholarships and fellowships to recruit the nation's best medical residents
- Endowed positions for clinical faculty
Dr. Bruce Swords
Chief Medical Officer
Bon Secours St. Francis
Amid the growing shortage of physicians, we must produce more doctors in the Upstate. Our GME program will provide teaching, promote research knowledge, shape attitudes, and provide skills critical to becoming future leaders in medicine who are worthy of our community’s trust.