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Message from the dean, August 2018

I am so excited to write a prologue for our first monthly e-newsletter. Over the last few months, 72 dentists were welcomed into the Alumni Association with their graduation from the program and 76 new dental students joined us in the class of 2022. At the same time, we were honored with the attendance of 700 guests at our white coat ceremony, where 74 student doctors were inducted into the clinical component of the DMD program. We also welcomed new residents into our outstanding graduate training programs...Click here to read more.

Alumnus family brings dental history to life
Dr. and Mrs. Murdoch

Tucked off a footpath through the heart of MUSC’s campus, the Macaulay Museum of Dental History chronicles not only the university’s journey to training South Carolina’s dentists but the urgent need that precipitated the dental school’s opening...Click here to read more.

Impressions Day provides unique insights and experiences
students work on dental impressions

Each year, the Student National Dental Association at MUSC proves that student outreach is its top priority. While its annual Impressions Day event is just one of many that strive to educate pre-dental students, it is the group’s largest outreach initiative and makes an impact on many students. The success of this event is proven by its continual growth...Click here to read more.

Dental pioneer visits the college
Dr. Sinkford
Left to right: Javed Tariq, Jeanne Sinkford, Gwyndolyn Brown and Deidrea Williams

At the beginning of June, the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine had the distinct honor and privilege of hosting Dr. Jeanne Craig Sinkford, an internationally known pioneer in advancement of under-represented minorities and women in the field of dentistry...Click here to read more.

Forrest Westley: PIC at PURE Compounding

Forrest Westley ’18 has known what kind of diploma was going to be hanging on her wall for a long time. As a young girl, she became interested in pharmacy by watching the community pharmacist and the native Charlestonian always planned to come to MUSC. Now she is taking her MUSC PharmD to Myrtle Beach, S.C., where she serves as pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) at PURE Compounding....Read more...

Captain Alex Holt: Air Force Pharmacist

His pictures have appeared in national newspapers and magazines, his Coast Guard boat has chased drug smugglers in the Caribbean, and now Alex Holt ’18 will take his multiple talents to the United States Air Force (USAF)....Read more...

Tran Puts the Pharmacist in Public Health

Your patient is pregnant and has the plague. Thankfully, it’s not 1593 and there are a number of antibiotics available. But how well has each performed for expectant mothers? What are the risks of birth defects or complications?...Read more...

Helping Students Find the Right Path

Releasing graduates into the wild is not what it used to be....Read more...

Alexandria May: Grady Health System

Alexandria May ’18 fashioned a matching set of bookends for her pharmacy education. She interviewed for admission with – and then exited with letters of recommendation from – the same two faculty members (Kristy Brittain and Chris Wisniewski)....Read more...