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Welcome to the the Office of the President

Welcome to the Office of the President, MUSC

On behalf of the faculty, students, and staff of the Medical University of South Carolina, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our home on the Internet.

Located in the beautiful, historic city of Charleston, the Medical University began operation in 1824, making it one of the oldest centers for medical education in the United States. We take pride in the rich traditions of this institution, while we look forward to building an even brighter future.

As the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in South Carolina, the Medical University offers educational programs in the basic biomedical sciences, dentistry, health professions, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. These programs are centered in Charleston, but through collaborations with sister institutions, selected academic programs are available throughout the State of South Carolina.

Scientists at the Medical University are at the forefront of discovery in a wide range of areas, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and substance abuse. Outside support for this research has grown at a phenomenal pace.

Our clinicians provide cutting edge care that is nationally recognized for its quality. Each year, we admit almost 33,000 patients to our hospitals and more than 800,000 patients visit our outpatient facilities. In order to meet the needs of our patients, we also operate a number of specialized treatment facilities, such as the Hollings Cancer Center, the Storm Eye Institute, the Digestive Diseases Center, the Children's Hospital, and the Institute of Psychiatry.

In closing, we hope that you will visit the other pages of this site. If you are looking for information that you cannot find here, please do not hesitate to let us know. Thanks again for taking the time to visit with us!