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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

Science of Yoga

Dr. Sundaravadivel Balasubramanian

You may hear 'namaste' at this week's Science Cafe

Researcher will explain why yoga is getting scientific scrutiny as possible adjunct treatment for pain, PTSD.

Groundbreaking Trial

Doctors Rubenstein and Wrangle

New immunotherapy for lung cancer shows promise of success

Novel combination of drugs is a huge step forward in cancer treatment. 

Comfort Care

Barbara Bush

'Privilege and dignity' in care former first lady now getting

What will make today better? That's the focus for patients such as Barbara Bush.

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