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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 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 $2.3 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

Rapid Research? 

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COM dean leader of project to accelerate research

Dr. Raymond DuBois explains how national project likely to advance cancer research in exciting ways.

Survivor's Story  

Theresa Lacey

The moment she found the courage to leave

Theresa Lacey and other domestic abuse survivors inspire with their stories. 

Sickle Cell 

Dr. Kanter

Why aren't more kids with sickle cell disease getting this test?

Researchers look for ways to turn around troubling statistics.

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