MUSC President, Dr. David Cole, with graduating student.

Pathways & Inclusiveness at the College of Medicine

A core mission of the College of Medicine is to create an environment that fosters cultural understanding, cultural competency, and opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds. To support this mission and our vision to become a nationally recognized model of excellence for U.S. medical schools, our Pathway Resources & Inclusive Mentoring and Engagement (PRIME) teams work to support inclusion among our students, residents, and faculty by implementing and maintaining programs designed to support underrepresented in medicine individuals.

Pathway Programs

Pathway programs (formerly known as Pipeline programs) engage students in middle, high school, and undergraduate school in a mentoring process (academic and professional) that prepares them for a future career in medicine.


Programs for current students promote a collegial, collaborative environment where all students feel welcome.

Residents & Fellows

Programming for Resident and Fellows through the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office, residency training directors, and faculty have directly impacted our recruitment of underrepresented minorities.


The number of underrepresented in medicine (URiM) faculty members has dramatically increased since this became a key area of focus for the College of Medicine in 2002.