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ERAS: 0404500144

NRMP: 1761040C0


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Welcome from our program director

Thank you for your interest in our Graduate Medical Education Anesthesiology Residency program. We are an ACGME accredited four-year categorical program; located in the city of Myrtle Beach, part of HCA Healthcare's Graduate Medical Education (GME) enterprise. Our program offers the best of three worlds.

Mission statement

The Grand Stand Medical Center Anesthesiology Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program overview

Thank you for your interest in our Integrated Anesthesia Residency Program in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!

Our four-year, ACGME accredited program will provide a well-rounded experience in preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients. We are looking for ambitious, dedicated and curious physicians who want to be part of something unique in anesthesia education.

We are a training program with exceptional facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, passionate teaching, an up-to-date simulation center and a superb clinical experience. Grand Strand Medical Center is a 371-bed acute care hospital with a Level I Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

In our program, you will find:

  • Dedicated and experienced anesthesiologists
  • Superb clinical experience
  • Robust quality improvement and research programs
  • State-of-the-art simulation center
  • Comprehensive conference series focusing on anesthesia topics and board review

Clinical training covers all subspecialty areas of anesthesiology including:

  • Critical care medicine
  • Pre-Operative clinic
  • PACU
  • Postoperative care
  • Obstetric anesthesia
  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Neuroanesthesia
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Cardiothoracic anesthesia
  • Acute perioperative pain management
  • Chronic pain
  • Regional anesthesia

Get to know the team

Dr. Jon Halling- Program Director

Dr. Desiree Aird - Associate Program Director


Salary and benefits information

Year Salary
PGY1 $55,078 (plus $950 On-Call Meal)
PGY2 $56,028 (plus $950 On-Call Meal)
PGY3 $58,510 (plus $950 On-Call Meal)
PGY4 $60,632 (plus $950 On-Call Meal)

Frequently asked questions about our Anesthesiology Residency 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 Anesthesiologist 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.

Anesthesiology NRMP: 1761040C0

Applicants must have passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1 and have taken both components of Step 2 or the COMLEX (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination) Level 1 and have taken both components of Level 2. For standardized test scores, those candidates who have passed both step 1/step 2 USMLE or level 1/level 2 COMLEX with high scores on the first attempt will be considered more competitive in that category.

The Anesthesiology Residency program has been approved for 24 total residents (6 per PGY 1-4).

Based in Myrtle Beach, SC our four-year program will provide a well-rounded experience in preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients. Grand Strand Medical Center is a 369-bed acute care hospital serving residents of Horry County and the surrounding counties. Our hospital offers the only cardiac surgery program, neurosurgery program, and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Horry and Georgetown counties.

In 2018, Grand Strand Medical Center opened a 24-bed Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit as well as a dedicated Linear Accelerator for the delivery of onsite radiation therapy. Grand Strand Medical Center is designated as a Level-I Adult Trauma Center and a Level-II Pediatric Trauma Center. Grand Strand Medical Center has been recognized by the Joint Commission for outstanding care in the following areas: chest pain, knee and hip replacement, sepsis and stroke. Additionally, Grand Strand Medical Center has received a number of awards from the American Heart Association for our treatment of heart attacks and stroke.

  • Dedicated and experienced anesthesiologists
  • Superb clinical experience
  • Robust quality improvement and research programs
  • State of the art simulation center
  • Comprehensive conference series focusing on anesthesia topics and board review

Please contact Elaine Iwachiw, GME Anesthesiology Program Coordinator, via e-mail or by phone at (843) 692-4554.