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 public academic health science centers, with six colleges (Dental, Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) as well as a distributed health system including 1600 licensed inpatient beds in the three divisions spread across South Carolina including the Charleston Division with the 790 bed University Medical Center. 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 main campus including the academic medical center is located on more than 80 acres in the city of Charleston, with an overall population of about 13,000 clinicians, faculty and staff. Nearly 3,000 students in six colleges study for degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, doctoral and other professional levels. The university also provides residency training for more than 780 graduate health professionals. The teaching staff is comprised of more than 1,500 full- and part-time faculty.
MUSC Health, the clinical enterprise of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), is dedicated to the pursuit of changing what’s possible in healthcare. Nationally recognized for its innovation, patient- and family- centered care, and quality outcomes. MUSC Health is an integrated healthcare system is accessible at the downtown Charleston campus as well as four community hospitals in the Lancaster and Florence divisions of the Regional Health Network, more than 100 outreach locations, clinical affiliations with numerous health care partners, and a robust telehealth network. MUSC Health’s Charleston Division sees more than one million patient encounters annually, and its specialized care teams consistently rank among the best in the country.
MUSC Health delivers transformational care shaped by world-class clinicians, health scientists and educators who provide leading-edge care, while developing the next generation of innovative healthcare leaders.