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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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Pat Cawley and Tony Smalls

Heart patient flips switch to light 'Tree of Life'

Event launches the Salvation Army's Angel Tree drive at MUSC.     


Dr. Anita Ramsetty

Doctors' group says spanking does more harm than good 

American Academy of Pediatrics says corporal punishment can make kids more defiant and aggressive, not less. 

Power Players 

Nurse Amber Davis and nurse practitioners Carmen Dooley and Carlene Speaks look over a patient's chart.

Nurse practitioners get well-deserved recognition 

Nurse Practitioners Week showcases big changes in South Carolina.

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