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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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Recent MUSC News

Superbug Threat

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Antibiotic resistance: A global crisis in the making

MUSC leaders are fighting back through a campuswide stewardship program.

Lung Cancer

Dr. Gerard Silvestri

Researchers see if simple blood test can rule out lung cancer

New biomarker is 98 percent effective at distinguishing benign from malignant lung tumors. 

Chronic Pain

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MUSC launches only chronic pain rehab program in state

Patients such as these can reduce reliance on medication and use other ways to treat their pain.

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