Letter from the Editors

Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year! Our medical school blog is a collection of pieces created by members of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville’s community. The blog seeks to give you a glance into the variety of personalities and experiences that make our school unique. From poetry to personalized messages, our students are writing in their free time in order for you to see what happens in the lives of ordinary medical students. Whether it is a story of hope during an encounter with a patient or a collection of multimedia recapping a night out at a baseball game, Greenville’s students want you to know that we are people too. Our blog seeks to go beyond the white coat that we wear and let you into our hearts and minds. The blog contributors all have different interests in not only medicine, but in life outside the hospital and medical school. We believe that everyone is full of stories waiting to be shared, and we want you to be a part of that experience this year. I hope that you will all join us in this blog as we seek to become compassionate physicians for you.

Tee and Jeremiah


Tee Griscom

Tee Griscom

I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee before heading to Furman University for my undergraduate studies. Football brought me to South Carolina, and I participated on the varsity team for a little over a year before deciding to focus more of my time on my studies and community involvement. I graduated Furman in May 2014 with a degree in Religion, and I believe that my background allows for a unique perspective into the lives of patients. I have been wanting to practice medicine since my youth, and I am grateful for the opportunity given to me by the USC School of Medicine Greenville to pursue that dream.


Jeremiah White

Formerly from the Baltimore area, I graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in pre-med. Having interacted through MedEx with the faculty and students, I knew the doctor USCSOMG will graduate was the doctor I wanted to become. If I’m not hitting the books, you can probably find me spending time with my better half or on the basketball court. It is an honor and a privilege to be a member of the class of 2018, and I’m excited to share my passion for global health, children’s health, and health education with my peers. “To whom much is given, much more shall be required.”

Jeanne Petrizzo