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The nation's leading provider of quality, patient-centered care is also the leader in graduate medical education (GME). From the moment a graduate joins an HCA Healthcare residency or fellowship, they are mentored by a dynamic network of physicians who are focused on teaching them to provide the exceptional, compassionate care our patients deserve. These programs are led by an accomplished faculty, set under rigorous standards, and tailored to provide extensive training for the next generation of physician leaders.

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About Summerville Medical Center

Known for its small-town charm and southern hospitality, Summerville, SC is a rapidly growing community 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. While the town continues to grow and thrive with new retail, breweries and restaurants added every year, Summerville maintains its historic, small-town ambiance that is perfect for families.

  • Do you love the outdoors? Summerville is located 30 minutes inland from the beaches of Charleston and has numerous rivers and hiking trails that offer activities for avid adventurers as well as families looking for a day trip. Summerville has a robust golfing, fishing, and boating community as well as the perfect flat terrain for runners with a Sweet Tea Half Marathon and Charleston Half and Full Marathon.
  • Are you a foodie? Summerville is known as the “Birthplace of Sweet Tea” and in addition to this refreshing beverage, the town offers a variety of breweries and restaurants. Summerville is only 30 minutes away from numerous James Beard Award winning restaurants located in the Charleston area.
  • Interested in history? Look no further than Charleston, which was founded in the 1670s and entices visitors with cobble-stoned streets, ghost tours, historic carriage rides, and much more. Summerville was first settled in the 1830s and is part of the historic trail for the Lowcountry.
  • Sports fan? Charleston is home to the Charleston Riverdogs, a minor league baseball team, 2 hours from the Atlanta Braves, 4 hours from the Carolina Panthers and NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, and hosts numerous college and high school level sports teams.
  • Looking for an avid arts & culture community? Charleston is the home to numerous arts and culture centers including the N. Charleston Performing Arts Center, Children’s Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art, International African American Museum, SC Aquarium, plantation tours, dance companies, symphony orchestras, theaters, and more.

HCA Healthcare is a proven leader in graduate medical education


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Statistics as of Dec. 31, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

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We know where you do your residency and fellowship matters. That's why HCA Healthcare is proud to offer graduate medical education programs at 66 hospitals in 16 states.

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