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The Medical University of South Carolina

Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

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Recent MUSC News

Getting Answers

Tammy Thompson

A blood test led to surprising news for her family 

Years of nagging health problems were finally explained.  

Florence Follow-Up

Dr. Cole

Tallying up Florence’s impact on MUSC Health 

While Mother Nature gave most of the Lowcountry a break in terms of strong wind and rain, the storm was felt in other ways. 


Dr. Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo

Year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico gives psychologist crash course in disaster care

For Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo, the storm’s impact is both deeply personal and professional.

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