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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

Risk Assessment

pile of mullet fish

Fish from Charleston-area waterways studied for presence of pollutants 

Researchers say advisories may be warranted for certain groups of people.  

Chronic Pain

Nurse Carol Hipple and patient Thomas Barry

Pain that left him bedridden is finally easing 

Scrambler therapy is helping some people quit taking some medications they relied on for years. 

Aortic Aneurysms

Aorta with flexible stent

Doctors test new avenue for treating aortic aneurysms

MUSC Health patient becomes first in state to be treated with new flexible stent.

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