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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

Near-Death Experience

Dr. Marc Katz, patient James Gallant, student Chelsea-Ann Patry

Chelsea-Ann Patry thought her virus would just run its course

But the fever and chills were nothing compared to what was happening to her heart.

Health Care Heroes  

Mia McCullough

You don't have to be an adult to have big impact

Health Care Heroes event features amazing people, powerful stories. 

Patient Safety

Dr. Elizabeth Mack

Children's hospital among 'shining stars' of patient safey 

Dr. Elizabeth Mack, above left, says keeping kids healthy trumps any other priority.

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