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Where Your Help is Needed: College of Medicine

College of MedicineEstablished in 1824, the MUSC College of Medicine is among the nation's oldest medical schools and holds the distinction of being the first in the South. From the outset, the college's faculty has been comprised of pioneers in medical education, research and clinical practice.

For over 190 years, the College of Medicine has been dedicated to training physicians. Today's student body is exceptional in terms of academic credentials and accomplishments. Over four thousand applications are received for the 170 admission positions available annually. In addition, the Medical Center serves as a significant training facility for residents and interns from across the nation.

Patient Care
The college boasts an outstanding faculty that while educating students and residents provides care to patients from around the state and nation in the Medical University Hospital, the MUSC Children's Hospital, the Storm Eye Institute and the Institute of Psychiatry. Services range from prevention and wellness to specialized care in the Heart Center, Transplant Center, Digestive Disease Center and the Hollings Cancer Center.

Since its early beginnings, the College of Medicine remains dedicated to providing better ways to care. World class biomedical and clinical researchers at MUSC are involved with projects leading to understanding and combating a broad spectrum of diseases including cancer, heart disease, mental illness, diabetes and the common cold, just to name a few.

Priority Needs

While the college continues to achieve much success in all three areas described above, state appropriations are at an all-time low making public support crucial to their continued success. Opportunities include:

Attending medical school now costs over $36,000 per year. Ninety percent of our students receive some form of financial aid and graduate with an average indebtedness of over $192,000.

Endowed Chairs
Financial support provided by academic chairs allows the college to competitively recruit the nation's most outstanding educators, clinicians and scientists.

Research Support
Unrestricted and restricted research support allows the college's biomedical and clinical researchers to conduct pilot research projects that often lead to better treatments and cures for illnesses.

The College of Medicine Alumni Loyalty Fund
This fund supports a wide range of resources designed to support enhanced learning for our students, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Expanded educational opportunities
  • Scholarly pursuits

Because it is an unrestricted fund, the Loyalty Fund enables the college to meet needs as they arise. enables the college to meet needs as they arise. It is this flexibility and responsiveness to student needs that makes the College of Medicine education a truly unique and exceptional one.

Please consider making a gift today!

For more information, please contact:

Terry Stanley
Associate Dean of Development
Phone: 843-792-3937

Candace Gillespie
Director of Development
Phone: 843-792-9243