Welcome from our Program Director

Christoph R. Kaufmann, MD, MPH

Welcome to Myrtle Beach!

On behalf of the faculty at Grand Strand Medical Center, we deeply appreciate your interest in our General Surgery Residency Program. Our goals are to provide an unparalleled opportunity for highly motivated individuals to broadly acquire the skills, knowledge, clinical training and additional resources to become future leaders in surgery.

The geographic location, the warmth of the people who live here, the hospital staff, as well as the patient diversity, volume and acuity make this an ideal place for surgical training. Not to mention that Grand Strand Medical Center is the busiest trauma center in South Carolina!

With three categorical residents per year from diverse backgrounds working closely together with faculty members, we have created a collegial atmosphere based on mutual respect. Additionally, our four preliminary surgical PGY1s are a vital part of our team.

I hope that you will strongly consider joining our surgery residency family here in Myrtle Beach and best of luck for your future.

Sincerely,

Christoph R. Kaufmann, MD, MPH
Program Director