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This is your college of medicine


This is your College of institution built on pride.

It is the oldest medical school in the South and the 17th oldest in the United States. It was founded in 1824 by a small group of physicians who served as its faculty and supported it financially. Its first classes were taught by a team of seven professors, in a single building in downtown Charleston. Its first graduating class included five members. From these austere beginnings grew the state’s premier academic medical center, one that today includes 25 departments and is recognized as a national leader in medical education, research and patient care.

A foundation of academic excellence 

Our students consistently exceed the national pass rate on their board exams and garner residency positions in the country’s finest training programs.

A valuable health care resource

With more than half of our graduates remaining in South Carolina, the College is an invaluable source of physicians for the citizens of our state.

Life-long learning 

Through its continuing-education programs, the College helps thousands of physicians statewide remain updated on the latest innovations in patient care.

A center of discovery

The College of Medicine conducts more biomedical research than any other institution in South Carolina, public or private. This provides our students a rich environment to diversify their learning and, in the end, become better physicians. 

Loyal alumni such as you have been key to the College’s success. Through your continued involvement, advocacy and philanthropic support, you have empowered us to create the richest learning environment possible. 

Candace F. Gillespie
Director of Development
MUSC College of Medicine


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