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Welcome From Our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in training with Grand Strand Health. Our Transitional Year Residency Program launched in 2016. We are excited to be part of the continued growth of Graduate Medical Education at Grand Strand, which now includes residency programs in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Anesthesiology.

Our Transitional Year residency program accepts 12 residents each academic year for one year of post-graduate training to prepare them for subsequent residencies in medical, surgical and other specialties. The Transitional Year curriculum is tailored to meet all ACGME requirements for PGY-2 advancement in areas such as Anesthesiology, Radiology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation while providing broad exposure to a variety of surgical and medical subspecialties. We consider all candidates who apply to our program through the ERAS application service.

The Transitional Year Residency is sponsored by the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Grand Strand Health. The faculty is comprised of approachable, dedicated teachers who take pride in molding trainees into excellent physicians, and the upper level residents in programs across our institution are excited to work with and teach Transitional Year residents on their services.

Grand Strand Health is a rapidly growing healthcare system which includes Grand Strand Medical Center, South Strand Medical Center, North Strand ER and is soon adding Carolina Forest ER. Grand Stand Medical Center is a 371-bed acute care hospital that is the county's only Comprehensive Stroke Center and Level 1 Trauma Center. They also offer award winning cardiovascular care. You will be exposed to a broad range of pathology to provide you excellent training while learning evidence-based care approaches with a focus on high quality, efficient and safe patient-centered care. All residents participate in quality improvement projects and are expected to engage in independent academic research. Through affiliations with the University of South Carolina, VCOM (The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine) and a robust HCA Healthcare corporate library, we provide access to library resources, research support and the opportunity to work with medical students to sharpen your teaching skills.

The goal of our program is to provide a healthy work-life balance that provides an excellent clinical experience while allowing you time to experience our beach community and the surrounding area. After you evaluate programs and see all the benefits our program has to offer, we sincerely hope you will consider us for training. Welcome to Grand Strand!


Andrew Mangano DO, FACP
Program Director
Transitional Year Residency Program