Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
The Medical University is comprised of 6 colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.
The College of Dental Medicine has won numerous awards and grants. In 2010, a new 118,000 sq ft clinical facility was completed, predoctoral class increased from 55 to 70 students, the Simulation Support Laboratory opened, a CAD/CAM Laboratory opened and the Graduate Program in Endodontics was initiated.
The College of Graduate Studies The College of Graduate Studies is committed to the training of tomorrow's biomedical research scientists. Our degree programs of Master of Sciencein Biomedical Sciences or Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences train students in cutting-edge research; our Master of Science in Clinical Research program provides part-time or full-time training for those interested in clinical research. We also offer an NIH funded MD/PhD program with the College of Medicine, a DMD/PhD program with the College of Dental Medicine and a PharmD/PhD with the College of Pharmacy for students interested in careers in medical, dental or pharmaceutical research. Our Masters in Medical Science program is a one-year pre-professional program to launch the careers of students interested in pursuing MD or DMD training.Within the sphere of workforce development, we offer a Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) as well as Summer Health Professions (SHP) and Summer Undergraduate Research (SURP) programs.
Established in 1966, the College of Health Professions celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2016 with a vision to improve the health of populations by developing and inspiring health scientists and leaders. The College is recognized for its high quality educational and research programs, award winning faculty, state-of-the art educational technology and facilities, and dedicated staff. The College of Health Professions remains the largest and most diverse college at MUSC with a total of 770 students in 10 academic programs. Programs include Anesthesia for Nurses, Cardiovascular Perfusion, Doctor in Health Administration, Master in Health Administration, Healthcare Studies, Health Informatics, Physician Assistant Studies, Occupational Therapy, PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science, and Physical Therapy. Academic programs consistently have received high rankings in the US News and World Report annual evaluation. The College of Health Professions is ranked 3rd in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among colleges of health professions across the country. In 2015, the College reached an all-time record of $12.1 million in grant revenue. A significant part of its mission is to contribute to the overall health and well-being of the citizens of our state and beyond. The College’s outreach efforts have touched the lives of those in the Charleston community and across the globe. Examples include Community Aid Relief Education and Support (CARES) student-run, free therapy clinic for the underserved population and interprofessional teams during medical mission trips to Uganda and Nicaragua.
The College of Medicine is dedicated to the University’s missions of education, research and service. With more than 1,300 faculty and 1,400 staff, over 730 medical students, and approximately 1,000 residents, fellows, post-docs, and other trainees we are changing what’s possible in healthcare. In addition to a four-year MD program, the College offers graduate and dual-degree programs as well as several Masters of Public Health degree programs. Our graduate medical education programs facilitate our trainees’ professional and personal development in an environment where they have the opportunity to excel in service, teaching and research while exhibiting ethical and professional modes of practice. Through continuing medical education, the College supports the lifelong learning process of physicians by providing high quality educational opportunities designed to advance the quality and safety of patient care and enhance practice performance. In FY 2015, the College received approximately 1,000 extramural funding awards totaling $211 million. The College is committed to the continued development and expansion of biomedical research to improve healthcare for all people, by moving discoveries from the bench to the bedside and then out into the communities and populations we serve. Our talented physicians and other providers deliver high-quality care while serving the healthcare needs of our patients locally, at outreach locations, and through numerous telehealth initiatives. Many of our physicians and clinical programs are recognized nationally for their excellence. We believe our goals are best achieved by ensuring diversity and inclusion throughout all of the College’s programs and initiatives.
The College of Nursing offers the only 16-month accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing program in South Carolina. Last year our BSN students achieved a 94 percent graduation rate. The College of Nursing also excels in graduate education and matriculates the largest number of MSN, PhD, and DNP students in the state. In 2014, the College was ranked No. 2 in online graduate nursing education by U.S. News & World Report. The College shines in the use of innovative technologies to enhance learning, including our dynamic online programs of study. The College is on the cutting edge of nursing education, practice, and research. In 2013, the College was ranked 17th in nursing research funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Most importantly, our nursing graduates assume leadership roles throughout the state and beyond and actively shape the health care of tomorrow.
In 2004, the MUSC College of Pharmacy integrated with the USC College of Pharmacy to form a joint program through the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. The college continues participation in the joint SCCP but is now engaged in the process of pursuing individual accreditation once more. The MUSC campus of the SCCP boasts a student body of more than 300 students in the Pharm.D. program. Students may also pursue a Pharm.D./Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Outcomes Research or a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. The college also offers a dual Pharm.D./MBA degree with The Citadel Graduate College. In addition, the MUSC Medical Center and College of Pharmacy Residency Program offers one of the largest and most respected pharmacy residency programs in the country with 12 specialty tracks and typically 25-28 residents.