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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

Tomorrow's Surgeons

Drs. Kern, Scott and Bunnell

Trio shares stories of paths to surgical residency 

MUSC focuses on building a diverse health provider base; diversity has been shown to improve patient outcomes.  

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. 

Flu Season

Braxton Fludd gets a shot

New vaccine recommendations include a change

The American Association of Pediatrics wants to prevent a repeat of last year, which saw a high number of flu-related deaths in kids.

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