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Medicine - Columbia

The School of Medicine is a national leader in primary care medical education, in pioneering research that improves people’s lives, and in providing humanistic patient care at the bedside.  We educate future physicians, basic scientists, nurse anesthetists, genetic counselors, rehabilitation counselors and physician assistants.

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School of Medicine Columbia Carolina Fund and Initiatives

A gift to the SOM Carolina Fund is the easiest way to support our most pressing day-to-day needs for students and faculty.

School of Medicine Dean's Fund

Become a member of the Dean’s Circle with an annual gift of $1,000 or more and support the Dean’s top priorities an initiatives, from research to student programs.

FoodShare South Carolina

The mission of FoodShare South Carolina is to enhance the quality of life in our state by providing access to fresh, affordable food, cooking instruction and food-based entrepreneurial opportunities.

Carol L. McMahon, MD, Diversity Scholarship Fund

Your gift to this fund supports scholarships for underrepresented minority students pursuing a medical degree.

Diversity in the Life Sciences Financial Assistance Fund

This fund supports the education and research efforts of M.S., pre- and post-doctoral students in the biomedical sciences, including student travel to attend and present at national meetings, such as the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, and financial assistance for minority students exhibiting need.

Diversity in Healthcare Scholarship Fund

Through this fund, you can help support scholarship stipends for students enrolled in the Genetic Counseling, Nurse Anesthesia, Physician Assistant and Counseling and Rehabilitation programs.

Medical Library Endowment

Your gift keeps the School of Medicine Library and the students, faculty, health professionals and South Carolina citizens it serves on the cutting edge of health information and health care. Gifts may be designated for the purchase of books, journals, databases, technology, furnishings or rare book conservation or to providing discretionary funds to help the library meets its annual strategic priorities.

Student Scholarships/Alumni Scholarship Fund

The average educational debt carried by our M.D. graduates now approaches $200,000, with annual in-state tuition at an all-time high at $40,860. Your gift enables us to attract the best and brightest students in our state and to provide scholarships, which can eliminate or dramatically reduce financial burdens for our students.

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