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Bulletin of the Medical University of South Carolina


President Cole

A Message from the President

Thank you for your interest in the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). For over 190 years, we have had the privilege of providing a superior education to our nation’s future health care providers. As you will see in the pages that follow, a wide range of educational opportunities awaits you at MUSC. On this campus, and through affiliated programs throughout the State of South Carolina, you will find students preparing for virtually every discipline in the health professions. Although the courses and curricula are distinct, they are all bound by a common vision to Lead Health Innovation for the Lives We Touch.

Based on a chorus of collective voices from across our campus and our community regarding the challenges and opportunities that exist in health care, we have five strategic goals that will allow us to accomplish our vision:

·         Foster Innovative Education and Learning

·         Advance New Knowledge and Scientific Discoveries

·         Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

·         Commit to Patients First

·         Promote Healthy Communities

It is an extraordinary time to be considering a career in the health professions. The pace of biomedical research has never been faster; and our ability to impact on the health of our patients has never been greater. With the benefit of this knowledge, we will be able to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that today are deemed incurable. If you decide to join us at MUSC for the next step in your education, know that this institution is committed to providing a learning environment that is challenging, yet supportive of your personal interests and needs. The responsibility of preparing you for your future is our priority. As you complete your studies, you will be on the cutting edge of these advances. It will be through your efforts and those of others entering the health professions today, whether in patient care, research, or public outreach, that these advances will be brought to practical application.

The faculty and staff join me in extending an invitation to you to learn more about our programs. If you do, we trust that you will discover that this university provides a supportive, diverse and inclusive environment for students. As educators, we take great pride in the personal and professional accomplishments of our students and graduates. We hope that you will consider us further and wish you the best of success in your future pursuits.

David J. Cole, M.D., FACS 


Last updated:August 17, 2016 5:43 PM



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