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Miller named Senior Assistant Dean for Education Projects, Executive Director CQI

Bobby Miller, MD, has been named senior assistant dean for education projects and the executive director for medical educational continuous quality improvement for the School of Medicine Columbia, interim dean Gerald Harmon, MD, has announced.

PA Class of 2024 Achieves Perfect PANCE Pass Rate

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia Physician Assistant program celebrates the Class of 2024 for achieving a 100% pass rate on the national board certification exam (PANCE) for the third time in four years.

Krajacic named Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education

Predrag Krajacic, MD, has been named associate dean of undergraduate medical education for the School of Medicine Columbia, interim dean Gerald Harmon, MD, has announced.

USC opens Sumter Brain Health clinic, expands cognitive care

The University of South Carolina opened a Brain Health clinic in Sumter during a ribbon cutting event on Monday (May 13) — its second operational clinic since forming the Brain Health Network in August 2023.

Alumni Spotlight: Angelo Sarmiento

Unopposed opportunities, one-on-one and individualized learning opportunities and the best decision of his medical career, defined M.D. Class of 2020 alum, Angelo Sarmiento’s time at the School of Medicine Columbia’s Florence Regional Campus.

To the Next Adventure: The Profile of Philip Nordstrom

M-IV student, Philip Nordstrom took a non-traditional path to medical school, riding the wave of each adventure that ultimately brought him to Columbia and will carry him through his professional career as a doctor.

Taking the Extra Five Minutes: M.D. Student Emma Gray finds self and career path at the School of Medicine Columbia

For M.D. student Emma Gray, the extra five minutes a physician gives a patient can be the difference maker in that patient obtaining the care they deserve.

Winters to lead School of Medicine Columbia advancement team

Bryan Winters has been selected as the new lead senior director of advancement at the School of Medicine Columbia, interim dean Gerald Harmon, MD, announced this week.

The neurological underpinnings of social behavior

Scientists at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia are researching important linkages between brain mitochondrial function and social behavior that could lead to a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder and post-partum depression.

MD Class of 2024 Celebrates at Match Day Event

On Friday, March 15, medical students at the School of Medicine Columbia, and at medical schools across the country, celebrated as they learned where they matched for their residency appointment, signifying the next step in their career in medicine. The big reveal occurs at Noon ET each year on the third Friday in March.

Fun and spirited competition at Ultrathon 2024

In late January the School of Medicine Columbia's Ultrasound Institute hosted the ACP Ultrathon, an ultrasound-focused event that tested the knowledge and skills of over 100 health care professional and student attendees.

Long-term collaborative partnership is at the “heart” of a thriving cardiovascular research lab at USC

Drs. Wenceslau and McCarthy apply their partnership at home and in the lab to generate high level research and stay productive in their fields. The couple mentor the next generation of well-rounded, thoughtful and innovative cardiovascular researchers in their lab at the university's Cardiovascular Translational Research Center.

2024 Commencement & Hooding Information

Here is information regarding the 2024 Commencement and Hooding Ceremonies for the School of Medicine Columbia

FoodShare SC increases online access, reduces food insecurity

FoodShare South Carolina received approval from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to accept SNAP online for purchases of fruits and vegetables sold through its Fresh Food Box program. FoodShare SC is one of only a few community-based organizations in the nation selected to participate in the online purchasing program.

Summer Learning: SC high schoolers get close look at health careers

Nearly 70 rising high school seniors from across the Midlands invested part of their summer vacation toward gaining in-depth insights into health science careers thanks to a partnership of the College of Nursing, the School of Medicine Columbia and Lexington Medical Center.

Spreading good health: Pediatric subspecialists move beyond urban hubs to visit rural patients

The South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare at the USC School of Medicine Columbia works to improve health care delivery for rural communities by operating and facilitating a range of programs and sending subspecialists into areas outside the state’s urban hubs.

Redefining the future of rural health

School of Medicine Columbia’s Kevin Bennett began his tenure leading the National Rural Health Association on Jan. 1, 2024.

Board of Trustees approves first designs, renderings for new School of Medicine building

The University of South Carolina is making necessary investments to its physical campus to ensure a world-class academic experience with one of those key pieces being a new School of Medicine Columbia and research building planned for the BullStreet district.

SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare celebrates National Rural Health Day

Celebrated on the third Thursday of November each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a reminder of rural communities' unique challenges and opportunities and the need to ensure access to quality healthcare services for all, regardless of where they live.

Research graduate student Hannah Burzynski finds her path at USC

Training with exceptional mentors and surrounded by her supportive School of Medicine Columbia family, Ph.D. student Hannah Burzynski found her passion and path to a career in research at the University of South Carolina.

Improving the odds: USC clinicians bring new tactics to challenge of stroke, neurological disorders in SC

To address the need for neurological expertise in rural areas of the state, Souvik Sen, MD and other neurology faculty members who also are clinicians at Prisma Health in Midlands have begun a research model called teleproctoring.

School of Medicine Columbia holds annual awards dinner

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia recently held its annual Alumni and Dean's Distinguished Service Awards Dinner in downtown Columbia at 1208 Washington Place. Seventeen individuals were recognized for their contributions to the health care field and their service to the School.

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Join us as we celebrate National Medical Librarians Month this October and read below for fun facts and historical data about our library and its incredible faculty and staff.

Dr. Donna Ray promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development, Director of Educational Innovation

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia interim dean Dr. Gerald Harmon announced today that Dr. Donna Ray has been promoted to the School's assistant dean for student professional development and director of educational innovation.

White Coat Ceremonies Held for M.D. Classes of 2026 and 2027

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia celebrated its M.D. classes of 2026 and 2027 with White Coat Ceremonies at the Koger Center in late September.

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