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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

Important Test 

Jamarri Lawrence

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

Researchers look for ways to turn around troubling statistics.

More Years Together  

Turner family

Knowing about AGE levels may lengthen lives

From bacon to tofu, the AGE levels in your food may affect the age you reach. 

National Recognition 

Dr. Hughes-Halbert

MUSC researcher makes SC history as she joins elite group

Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert has been elected into the National Academy of Medicine.

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