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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

STD Superbug?

Sexual Health

STD called MG is 'new kid on the block'

Mycoplasma genitalium is getting a lot of media buzz. Should you worry about this sexually transmitted disease?

Palliative Care

Jeffrey family

Preparation pays off for parents worried about baby's diagnosis

Palliative care isn't just for the end of life — it can also help at the beginning. 

Lupus Researcher

Dr. Betty Tsao

From a paper cut to the cutting edge

A young relative with lupus died from what at first looked like a harmless cut. It confirmed Dr. Betty Tsao's determination to find what causes lupus.

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