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Programs and Opportunities

Medical Students

The AHEAD Visiting Student Program (VSP) is for non-MUSC students who wish to participate in a fourth-year clinical rotation at MUSC and explore its residency programs. AHEAD-VSP is open to students from underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities, those from rural backgrounds, first-generation college students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those from disadvantaged or marginalized backgrounds, and other students interested in diversifying the physician workforce and/or addressing healthcare disparities in the communities they serve.

  • Total students accepted: 4
  • Funding available: up to $1,500.00 toward educational expenses
  • Application deadline for funding: June 30, 2024
  • Email to MED Coordinator Mary Ann Snell at expressing your desire to participate in this program.

Resident and Fellows

Learn more about the Department of Medicine’s commitment to inclusive excellence in our Internal Medicine Residency Program.

In 2003, the College of Medicine initiated a major recruitment effort for under-represented in medicine (URiM) residents. At that time, URiM residents made up 3 percent (16 out of 522) of our total residents. The collaborative efforts of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, residency training directors, and faculty have played a pivotal role in driving our recruitment efforts. Today, 12 percent of our resident house-staff comprises URiM individuals, with representation in more than 75 percent of the clinical departments. Learn more.

Learn more about the College of Medicine’s resources for current residents and fellows including the McClennan-Banks Residents & Fellows Networking Group, Resident Ambassadors and our Resident Diversity Transition Forum.


The College of Medicine offers various programs for faculty development, engagement, and education.

DOM Research in Equity in Healthcare and Healthcare Delivery

The Department of Medicine has an extensive portfolio of research focused on healthcare and health care delivery disparities. DOM faculty across our divisions are engaged in advancing our understanding and designing solutions to reduce health disparities through research. Below are several featured centers and programs: