Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
The Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that matriculated its first class in 1824. MUSC College of Medicine is the oldest medical school in the state of South Carolina. MUSC is committed to diversity and is one of the nation’s leaders in the retention and graduation of underrepresented minority students. Excluding HBCUs, they are in the top five for number of African-American students enrolled. While at MUSC, students have opportunities for research, with recently increased NIH funding. Students are involved in community outreach through the MUSC Cares Clinic, where medical students care for underinsured patients. MUSC also has a unique Senior Mentor Program that pairs medical students with people over the age of 65. Thus, this experience acclimates students to the process of aging, and it has been shown to change students’ perceptions of caring for older adults.
"The College of Medicine, as an integral part of the Medical University of South Carolina, is dedicated to the University’s education, research and service missions. In doing so, the College is committed to maintaining an educational environment for all students that prepares them for a career of excellence in the practice of medicine and in the service to their communities. We recognize the need to engender and support life-long learning to sustain and expand competence and performance throughout the physician’s career and we acknowledge the importance of interdisciplinary and interprofessional education in the provision of accessible, high-quality health services.
To support these educational goals, the College is committed to the continued development and expansion of biomedical research to extend the boundaries of health care for all people. Further, we support enhancement of research directed to improving access, enhancing quality and controlling costs of health care. These commitments are manifest through active participation in a medical center with broad capabilities and responsibility for the provision of primary, as well as tertiary/quaternary health services for citizens in the state. We continue to nurture strong programs in primary health care to support current and future educational, research and service requirements.
We believe that these objectives are best obtained through ensuring optimal opportunities for all constituents-students, faculty and administration, including all backgrounds and levels of diversity, to achieve full potential. Additionally, the College is committed to the development and prudent use of resources to achieve its mission."
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