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The College of Medicine at MUSC

The Medical University of South Carolina's College of Medicine is leading the way in all areas of the MUSC mission – medical education, patient care, and biomedical research – at our main campus in downtown Charleston and across the state. The largest and oldest academic medical center in South Carolina, we serve a diverse group of more than 740 medical students, 850 trainees in residency and fellowship programs, and patients throughout our state and beyond.

MUSC prepared me well for the next level. My experience here provided me with foundational knowledge and helped me to develop the skills necessary to succeed in a career in medicine.

Ken Kennedy, MD, Duke Univ. Emergency Medicine Chief Resident

Ken Kennedy

I’ve been impressed by the intentionality and kindness of faculty members, pre-clinical faculty to physicians, who welcome me into their practice and always genuinely want to see students grow.

Jackson Pearce, fourth-year medical student

Jackson Pearce

Watching students’ dreams come true at graduation is an indescribable moment of happiness for our team. To witness the transition from entering student to physician brings sheer joy.

Myra Haney Singleton, EdD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Student Wellness

Myra Haney Singleton, EdD

Charleston is my home and MUSC quickly became my family. MUSC has given me the ability to treat the same individuals who have inspired me to become a physician and has molded me to becoming an equipped physician of the future.

Ka'la Drayton, Class of 2020, surgery resident at University of Connecticut

Ka'la Drayton, MHIT

Once you’re a student here, you get to be a part of a whole new family – one that not only wants you to succeed, but also equips you with the tools necessary to do so.

Stephen Patrick, MUSC Class of 2020, urology resident at MUSC

Stephen Patrick

The charm of downtown Charleston drew me in, but the residents made this program my first choice. Even still, my intent was to return home after residency. Then when deciding on my first attending position, I couldn’t turn down a chance to stay at MUSC in a department with an amazing group of mentors!

Kristen Hood Watson, MD, 2013-14 Chief Resident, Assistant Dean for Resident Inclusion

Kristen Hood Watson

I had the most incredible experience here as a medical student. I received an unparalleled medical education, met some fantastic people including faculty and peers, and, most importantly, grew so much as a person through it all.

Michael Lugo, MD, MUSC Class of 2019, pediatrics resident at MUSC

Michael Lugo, MD
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Residents & Fellows

With a focus on training skilled, compassionate, and caring physicians, we offer more than 70 ACGME residency and fellowship programs in primary care and a wide range of specialties and sub-specialties.

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Attending physician with residents and student

97 %

Match Rate

$250M

Annual Research Funding

850

Resident Physicians

96 th

U.S. Med School Percentile for African-American Grads

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About the College of Medicine

1,400

Faculty Members

7

Nationally Ranked Specialties

135

2020 Invention Disclosures

20 %

Diversity in M.D. Class