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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

WestEdge Update


'Live, learn, earn' district aims to be innovation hub for MUSC

See what's open, what's coming and how it all affects the MUSC area.

Assistance Down the Aisle


Young heart attack survivor tugs at hospital team’s heartstrings

She swapped her hospital gown for a wedding gown, wore shoes a nurse gave her and rose from her wheelchair to walk down the aisle at MUSC Health. 

'In the Nick of Time'

Jeff Bailey, James Rau

Families come together for 1st compatible kidney transplant exchange in state

Jeff Bailey, left, was running out of time when he got some very good news.

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