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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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One in a Million

Lucas Smith with mom and Dr. Nadig

Family, doctors help 4-year-old facing incredible odds 

"Mama's little snugulet," Lucas Smith, recovers from one organ transplant — then learns he needs another.

Exciting Discoveries  

Dr. Wrangle

Research to improve standard of care for stroke patients

New discoveries may impact other conditions as well, including dementia. 

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Concussion detection aid moves closer to getting in game

The device, developed at MUSC, may one day also help detect Parkinson's and schizophrenia.

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