South Carolina

Jessica Seel
Tel: 1-803-454-3850

If can imagine a State with mild seasons, renowned seashores, graceful mountains.....a State that embraces the arts, theatre, museums, and galleries; a State with world renowned colleges and universities and a State where higher education is a priority; a State where southern hospitality is tradition. This state is South Carolina.  Regardless of where you choose to practice, you're just a short drive from beautiful beaches, world class golf courses, breathtaking lakes, or the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. 


Key Points

South Carolina is the 11th smallest state, but with land and people as diverse as the coastline is to the mountains, traveling from one region to the next offers truly unique vantage points.

Have you ever had Lowcountry Boil?  How about boiled peanuts?  And you’ve never had shrimp and grits? Well then you just haven’t lived.  SC is a small state fringed by the Appalachian mountains to the North and miles of gorgeous beaches to the East, but the cuisine found across the state is as varied as the state’s history.  “Infused” might well describe the food here.  After enjoying a meal at one of SC’s top ranked restaurants, you will probably want walk that banana pudding off.  But everyone has different interests – Your partner wants something the kids will enjoy, you want to explore the history of SC.  The SC Great Outdoors helps tailor your sight-seeing plans to your interests.

The regions of SC are as diverse as the SC outdoors and its food.  There's the Pee Dee - checkout Pee Dee Tourism, near Myrtle Beach, known for the Darlington Speedway, and over 65 years of racing.  The Upstate is known for its great schools and beautiful scenery, and sometimes more than a little bit of snow.  The Old 96 region located in the Western part of the state, is bordered by Georgia in several counties, with Augusta nearby.    

The South Carolina Low Country is renowned worldwide, and The Upper and Lower Coastal regions are known for their beautiful coastlines and more tropical climate and feel.  And lastly, the Midlands is home to the Capital city, Columbia, the greater metropolitan area that includes more than 800,000 citizens and a world renowned University system, the University of South Carolina.

Specialties Sought

**We are focused on placing Primary Care Physicians and Primary Care Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants in Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other ambulatory Rural practice settings.  We also post some rural hospital physician positions.  Most of the jobs we are posting will be for Family Medicine, Hospitalists, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, or Ob/Gyn, General Surgery, with some General Dentist and Licensed Independent Social Work opportunities as well.  Please note our state focus, and ensure that your specialty and search needs match our current workforce needs before completing a candidate profile. We look forward to working with you on your primary care opportunity search!

**Please do not complete a profile for the following specialties, as we do not post for these positions; Anesthesiology, Critical Care, ENT, Neonatology, Pediatric sub-specialties, Quality/Administrative/C Suite, Radiology or Urology positions.  Candidate profiles received for these specialties will not be reviewed or acted upon. 


Dental Recruiting

We currently are posting for several dental opportunities within our Federally Qualified Health Center settings across the state!


Mental Health Recruiting

We do recruit Mental Health Professionals for some of our FQHCs.  Most often recruited disciplines will include LISWs or LPCs, though we are happy to refer you to our state mental health agencies as well.


Registered Nurse Recruiting

The SC Office of Rural Health does not currently recruit Registered Nurses (RNs.) For RN opportunities, please go to the South Carolina Nurses Association.


We are currently reviewing applicants seeking J1 Visa Waivers for all primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, and Pediatric) positions.  We are posting a limited number of non-primary care positions, with waiver availability subject to community need and at discretion of our J1 Waiver liaison, Mark Jordan.

Typically we do not post for sub-specialties (i.e., neonatology, peds cardiology, et. al.).  Please use your other resources for information about these non-rural jobs in SC. If you locate an opportunity of interest, please refer to Mark Jordan for waiver availability.

Physicians on J1 visas, please contact Mark Jordan to verify the availability of positions and assistance with waivers. Important Note: South Carolina does not have a J1 deadline for applications, though the sooner they may be in process, the better.  Go to the SC Office of Primary Care J1 Page for more information.

J1 Contact Information

Mark Jordan
South Carolina Office of Primary Care
Office of Primary Care
1751 Calhoun Street
Columbia, SC
Phone: 803-898-0766
Fax: 803-898-0445

Additional Contacts

Mark Jordan

Jessica Seel
South Carolina Office of Rural Health
107 Saluda Pointe Drive
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: 1-803-454-3850
Fax: 803-454-3860

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