Underrepresented in Medicine Alumni

In 1971, the College of Medicine conferred a Medical Degree to our first African American medical school graduate, marking an important milestone and a new era for MUSC. Since that time, we have worked to open the doors to more minority students and support them along the journey from application to graduation and beyond.

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Following years of steady growth in our diversity efforts and enrollment, we believe it is important to stay in touch with our Underrepresented in Medicine (URM)* alumni.  

We want to celebrate your successes, and we know that our alumni are one of the best tools we have for engaging and supporting future URM students.

Staying Involved 

We are excited about hosting our first Diversity Alumni Celebration. Originally scheduled for March 28, this event has been postponed in alignment with the University's cautionary measures at this time.  Please check back for updates on when we will have our gathering.

Opportunities to Support

With an eye on our past and a vision for the future, we are working harder than ever to increase URM representation in the College Medicine, and to support those individuals while they advance in their medical careers.  Staffing and programming are critical elements in this effort, as is alumni involvement.  Learn how you can become involved in supporting current and future URM students.

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*The College of Medicine defines diversity specifically related to Underrepresented in Medicine individuals (African-Americans, Native-Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians) and women in leadership positions.