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Graduate Student Association

President's Welcome

Summer 2013

Dear Graduate Students,

Congratulations and welcome to the Medical University of South Carolina!  The College of Graduate Studies is proud to have you join our talented team of scientists who are committed to increasing the breadth of knowledge and excellence in biomedical research.  Our college offers numerous opportunities in research from Cancer Biology to Marine Biomedicine to Neurosciences, among others. A great system of teamwork and collaboration connects all of the programs, with each faculty member and student contributing their own element of expertise.

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) provides a great way to interact with fellow students and faculty.   The GSA is a student-run organization with representatives from all departments of the Graduate Studies program.  Our mission is to provide the best possible experience for graduate students by hosting social events, enabling communication of concerns to administration and faculty, and arranging service opportunities.  GSA organizes the new student social, happy hours, a formal spring social and a faculty-student spring picnic.  We are also devoted to service in our community.   Throughout the year, we serve dinner at the Hope Lodge and Senior Center, participate in beach clean-ups, build homes for Habitat for Humanity, and participate in campus-wide charity events.  Graduates Reaching Out With Science (GROWS) is a fantastic opportunity to teach learning modules about the basic biology behind common medical problems at Charleston County Area Schools as well as promote graduate school and science research as a potential career path.  We highly encourage you to become involved in the GSA and our many social and service activities.

Again, welcome to MUSC and Charleston!  On behalf of GSA, I wish you a productive and successful career in science.

Philip Sobolesky

GSA President


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