The MUSC Medical Center

View of MUSC Hospital

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has grown from a small private medical school founded in 1824 into one of the nation’s top academic health science centers, with a 700-bed medical center (MUSC Health) and six colleges. As South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health center providing a full range of programs in the biomedical sciences, MUSC is engaged in activities statewide. Its campus is located on more than 80 acres in the city of Charleston, with an overall population of about 13,000 clinicians, faculty, staff and students. Nearly 3,000 students in six colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy) study for degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and other professional levels. The University also provides residency training for more than 700 graduate health professionals. The teaching staff is comprised of more than 1,700 full and part-time faculty.

Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Ralph H. Johnson DVAMC buildingThe Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, opened in 1966, is a tertiary care facility located in Charleston, SC, serving over 75,000 Veterans in 21 counties, encompassing more than 15,000 square miles. Charleston VAMC is a 152 authorized bed tertiary care teaching hospital with 20 operating nursing home care beds, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care and services to Veterans along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.

The VA Medical Center is closely affiliated with MUSC and supports 76 medical residents in medical and dental specialties, as well students from nursing, pharmacy, social work, and allied health disciplines.