At the MUSC College of Medicine, we believe the destiny of a medical profession belongs to the brightest, most gifted and hardest working among us – and it should never be denied because of a student’s financial challenges.
In 2014, the College of Medicine launched its first ever alumni scholarship campaign as a three-year initiative to raise $30 million dollars in funds to aid our students ease their educational debt. While we are delighted to announce that we have now raised more than $27 million in scholarships during this campaign, there can never be enough! With that in mind, we hope to raise at least $3 million more before the end of 2017 so that we can provide even more financial support for our students whose average debt is nearly $200,000 when they graduate from medical school.
Please join your fellow alumni by supporting this historical event and show your pride in your college. You chose us once, we hope you chose us again with your continued support!
For many of us who graduated from the Medical University, tuition represented a significant but reasonable investment in a rewarding life and fulfilling career as a physician.
In 1970, this investment would have been about $500 a year.
In 1990, it would have been about $5,000 annually.
Today, after years of rising costs and steep cuts in state subsidies, tuition alone is more than $36,000 a year.
The cost of a medical education has risen to the point where, for many, it no longer represents an investment, but an impediment… a closed door, both to our College and a fulfilling career in medicine. We believe our profession belongs to the most gifted, hardest working individuals among us, and that tuition should never be the reason these candidates turn away from a career in medicine. This is why we are now seeking to raise $20 million for scholarship support.
Our students consistently exceed the national pass rate on their board exams and garner residency positions in the country’s finest training programs.
Scholarship recipients say thank you
“My parents had to sacrifice a lot so that I could do what I wanted to do. I decided that I wanted to do something for the people and places that had done for me: I wanted to thank my parents. I wanted to continue supporting the field of medicine. I wanted to give back to the institutions that helped me get where I am.” Read More
“Medicine is my life. It’s everything. I always enjoyed the reward you get in healing. It is just a great feeling to make sick or injured people well, and I wanted to support young people to pursue the medical field so they could have similar life experiences and help others.” Read More
“As a student growing up in the rural South, my parents made great sacrifices in order for me to obtain a medical degree. In the same spirit, I wish these funds to provide for female students whose financial circumstances may otherwise prevent them from completing their medical education.” Read More