General Surgery opportunity in a beautiful rural town in SC!

Physician: Surgery: General
Market: Non-Metropolitan (Less than 50,000)
Job ID:7773
Verified Date:05/12/2020
Loan Repayment:Yes
Sign on Bonus:Yes
Practice Type: Employed
Accept J1 Visa:No
Accept H1b Visa:No Response
Permanent: Full time Surgery: General

What you need to know:

Practice Details

  • Seeking a General Surgeon to join our medical staff in a beautiful rural location in South Carolina
  • Seasoned staff
  • Well respected practice in the community
  • Must be interested in a rural location and have experience with scopes.

Compensation Details

  • Guaranteed Salary
  • 30 vacation days
  • Paid malpractice
  • CME allowance
  • Signing bonus
  • Relocation allowance
  • Comprehensive health and retirement benefit package.

Community Details

  • Cheraw is a charming, historic, rural town located about an hour from Charlotte and 40 minutes.
  • There is access to both public and private school systems that the town takes great pride in.
  • Cheraw is a friendly town with a progressive attitude


Recruiter Insights

Compensation.  The Starting Salary Is $50,000 To $75,000 More Compared To Starting General Surgery Medicine Salaries In Charlotte, NC. Coupled With A Cost Of Living Of 20% Lower Than The Aforementioned Metropolitan Areas, Provides Significant Purchasing Power To Build Their Dream Home, Payoff School Loans And Retire Early. 

The Housing Market.  5 beds 4 baths 3,948 sqft This grand Colonial style home was built in 1909 and has been continually updated in the 2000s, including wiring and plumbing, to preserve it's splendor while modernizing where appropriate. The home is situated on .78 acres of flat land surrounded by large oak, pecan, and magnolia trees. Privacy provided by the shady trees is further enhanced by a Charleston style brick patio, added in 2015, with its own privacy fence. This home can be yours for $279,000.

The Community. The mild climate allows for plenty of outdoor activities in the Cheraw State park which boasts walking trails, water sports on lake Juniper, camping grounds and excellent golf courses with two country clubs. There is also Pee Dee River access and a wonderful recreational center that offers a variety of sports activities and events for family members of all ages.

The Employer.  59 acute care beds, along with an expanding list of cardiac, women’s, surgical, orthopedic, and other services. As part of a larger hospital system, patients receive direct access to specialized services, improved technology, an outstanding physician network and enhanced facilities

Community Profile What is nice to know.

Closest International Airports:

  • 94 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 103 miles: Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR / KMYR) Myrtle Beach International Airport
  • 118 miles: Raleigh, NC (RDU / KRDU) Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • 162 miles: Charleston, SC (CHS / KCHS) Charleston International Airport


Closest Major City:

  • 66 miles to Charlotte, NC
  • 95 miles to Greensboro, NC
  • 103 miles to Raleigh, NC
  • 106 miles to Durham, NC

Closest Domestic Airport:

  • 46 miles: Florence, SC (FLO / KFLO) Florence Regional Airport
  • 71 miles: Fayetteville, NC (FAY / KFAY) Fayetteville Regional Airport
  • 94 miles: Charlotte, NC (CLT / KCLT) Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 99 miles: Columbia, SC (CAE / KCAE) Columbia Metropolitan Airport
  • 103 miles: Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR / KMYR) Myrtle Beach International Airport

Cost of Living:

  • Mean Housing Cost - $117,783
  • City Cost of Living Index - 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • State Cost of Living Index - 99.5

Colleges and Universities:

  • Richmond Community College (about 18 miles; Hamlet, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,106)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 32 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Wingate University (about 37 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • Francis Marion University (about 38 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 3,624)

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 40 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)



  • 55.7% Black alone
  • 40.1% White alone
  • 1.7% Two or more races
  • 1.1% Hispanic


  • State Income Tax Rate - 4.17%
  • State Sales Tax Rate - 6%
  • County Tax Rate - 1.13%
  • Property Tax Rate - 0.5%

Major Industry:

  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management service(5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)


  • Cheraw Parks & Rec Department
  • ArrowHead Park - 32 acres
  • 4 Lighted Base ball Fields, Lighted Soccer & Football Field, Lighted Walking Trail, Playground, Picnic Shelter, & Landscaped Park.

Arts & Culture:

  • The Cheraw Arts Commission is dedicated to creating a thriving cultural community by helping citizens encounter, engage and experience "The Arts" in a way that enriches their lives and enhances our community.
  • Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center
  • Lynda English Studio-Gallery-Art

Sports for the Spectator:

  • The Clemson Tigers men's basketball team is a college basketball program that represents Clemson University and competes in the NCAA Division I.
  • South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball
  • The Wofford Terriers men's basketball team represents Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, in Division I of the NCAA.
  • The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers men's basketball team is the men's basketball team that represents Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, United States.

Sports for the Participant:

  • Cheraw Family YMCA - Community-focused nonprofit established in 1844 with recreational programs & services for all ages.
  • Palmetto Youth Academy
  • Youth Baseball - City of Cheraw
  • Planet Fitness
  • Anytime Fitness


  • Wal-Mart
  • Market Street Gifts & Gallery
  • Melton's Florist
  • Groucho's Deli
  • Betsy's Boutique

Top Five things to do:

  1. Cheraw State Park
  2. Lyceum Museum
  3. H. Cooper Black Jr. Memorial Field Trial and Recreation Area
  4. Lake Juniper
  5. Southern African American Heritage Center