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.
'At $6.50 an hour, you have to really decide what's important. Working that job was a big part of my life.'
John Robinson picked up a job at Taco Bell as a teenager with a singular goal in mind: to save enough money to attend a pre-medical school summer camp between high school and his freshman year of college...Read More
Present at the April 26 lab dedication included (back row, from left) College of Medicine Dean Dr. Ray DuBois, Drs. Vincent Pellegrini, Shane Woolf, Thierry Bacro, and Langdon Hartsock; (front row) Drs. William Evins and Roger Markwald.
The English philosopher Francis Bacon once said, “In Charity there is no excess.” That’s a sentiment William B. Evins, M.D., a 1960 MUSC graduate of the College of Medicine and former orthopaedic resident, obviously took to heart. Thanks to Evins’ generous gift...Read More
I feel honored to have been accepted to MUSC and I count my blessings every day that I’m here. I can remember since I was six years old the desire to be in medicine as a result of a medical toy my aunt gave to me...Read More
Our students consistently exceed the national pass rate on their board exams and garner residency positions in the country’s finest training programs.
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.
Through its continuing-education programs, the College helps thousands of physicians statewide remain updated on the latest innovations in patient care.
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.