$1 million to help train doctors in Greenville


GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville has received a $1 million gift to help train doctors.

The Greenville News reported (http://grnol.co/11cD3K4) the gift comes from retired businessman James T. Pearce Sr.

USC President Harris Pastides says the money will be used to help set up a $50 million endowment to pay for scholarships to help gifted students pay for their medical education.

The dean of USC School of Medicine-Greenville, Dr. Jerry Youkey, says the average medical student now graduates with $200,000 of debt.

Youkey says scholarship offers can help potential students make a decision about college.

Pearce considered medicine when he was at USC in the early 1940s, but ended up working for the family business, Pearce Young Angel, a wholesale food and beverage company.


Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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