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    Our alumni belong to a growing network of nearly 4,000 graduates located in all 50 states and six countries. Across the boundaries of geography, industry, program and decade, we strive to support the important relationships you built at the School of Medicine and create opportunities for you to establish new ones. 

    Update Your Information

    New name, address and/or job? Make sure we have your correct information in our system by using our online form.


    Contact Your Classmates

    If you are a SOM graduate seeking to contact a fellow alumnus or alumna, contact Paige Stiles at or 803-216-3309. We will provide you with his or her email address (if on file) after you confirm your class year and home address. For all other requests, contact us and we will pass your information and message along to the requested graduate.


    Share Your Story

    If you have exciting news to share about yourself or a fellow graduate's personal or professional accomplishments, and would like to be featured in an issue of The Garnet Microscope newsletter or the South Carolina Medicine magazine, please let us know

    Join Our Alumni Facebook Group

    Social Media has made it so much easier for our alumni to connect with our office and each other. Our Alumni Facebook group is a private, alumni-only platform where you can get the latest news from the Alumni Office and connect with your fellow alumni. 


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    The Garnet Microscope Newsletter


    August 2022 Issue

    Join us as we applaud our 2022 Alumni Award recipients on their achievements ahead of the Alumni & Dean's Awards Ceremony and Dinner in October. ICYMI: We had a great turnout at Segra Park for our SOMC Family Night, and our alumni family fully funded our MD White Coat Sponsorship in ONLY THREE DAYS!


    July 2022 Issue

    We released our 2022-23 event calendar, and there's no shortage of opportunities to connect with the UofSC SOMC! We also give a recap on our Table Talk Series Launch. SPOILER ALERT: IT WENT AWESOME!


    June 2022 Issue

    It's summertime and we're cleaning up shop! We've created 6 customized forms for our alumni to fill out, making sure we're collecting the right information we need from every grad. 


    May 2022 Issue

    We welcome the newest class of SOMC graduates into the alumni family with a recap of commencement events and information on how to remain engaged. Don't forget to check out our GIVE 4 GARNET results that blew the competition away!


    April 2022 Issue

    An intimate Alumni Reunion Weekend came and went, and we recap our most favorite moments, including the results of the Class Reunion Challenge. Plus: meet the newest member of our Advancement team, Shannon!


    March 2022 Issue

    March is all about Match Day in this issue of TGM. We recap the festivities, share the good news of a 98% match rate, and more. AND DON'T FORGET: Alumni Award Nominations are now open! 


    February 2022 Issue

    Alumni Reunion Weekend is just around the corner, as we share more details about the weekend and how to get you a part of the action. We also highlight 3 pioneers in medicine and science in honor of Black History Month, as well as 3 of very our Luminary Leaders who have paved the way at the SOMC.


    January 2022 Issue

    New Year; New Us! Learn more about our restructured Office of Advancement and our new Director of Communications and Marketing, Emily Miles! We're also getting fired up for Carolina Day and urging our alumni to do the same it this issue of TGM.

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    December 2021 Issue

    It's the end of another year, and both our office and students have a message for the alumni family. Plus, we continue the 1981 stories, featuring Robert Mallin, MD. 

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    November 2021 Issue

    We launch a new campaign to support our efforts to strengthen underserved areas in SC through the SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare, and Dean Hall provides an update for the new Health Science Campus.  

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    October 2021 Issue

    It's that time of year again where we honor a new class of Alumni Awards recipients and their accomplishments in their fields, and a new way to engage with the SOMC may be just around the corner!

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    September 2021 Issue

    IT'S COMING... a massive Alumni Reunion Weekend celebration will take place in April and will feature a reimagined gala-style event. 


    August 2021 Issue

    We put our 2021 Alumni Awards front and center by announcing this year's much deserved recipients, and give our annual White Coat Sponsorship a final push to fund the remaining coats. 

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    July 2021 Issue

    In July's issue, we brag on the PA Class of 2021 about their impressive PANCE examination pass rate, and give retired physicians the opportunity to volunteer with the SOMC.

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    June 2021 Issue

    Alumni Reunion Weekend is coming back this fall with some modifications, and we release new details about Alumni Table Talks and how alumni can get involved.  

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    May 2021 Issue

    The month of May ends a chapter for our newest members of the alumni family, and we brag a little about the most recent #1 ranking for SOMC.

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    April 2021 Issue

    Grateful 4 Garnet doesn't begin to describe how appreciative we are of our supporters during the university-wide day of giving... read more to see why! 

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    March 2021 Issue

    In this issue, we recap Match Day celebrations, though they looked quite different this year, and share residency appointments. We continue highlighting members of the 1981 MD Class with an interview from Dr. Randy Suarez. 


    February 2021 Issue

    We kick off sharing stories from the first MD Class with Dr. Everlyn Hall-Baker, the first African-American to graduate from the SOM-C in 1981. Don't forget to check out our newest student-alumni engagement effort: Table Talks with Alumni. 

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    January 2021 Issue

    Another year is here as we begin the fourth volume of TGM! To celebrate, we've featured five of our most popular issues since its debut in 2018. Also, a new recognition wall will be unveiled on campus in February - read more and join us virtually!

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    December 2020 Issue

    As the end of 2020 comes to a close, our Development Office gives our readers a year-end giving opportunity to support diversity within medicine.

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    November 2020 Issue

    With months away from celebrating the 40th anniversary of the MD Class of 1981, we feature Bob Crane, MD from the inaugural class as he shares his experience serving in the military and how it led to studying medicine.

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    October 2020 Issue

    October is breast cancer awareness month, so we highlight 2018 genetic counseling alumna, Shandrea Foster, and how her own mother's battle with the disease helped direct her career focus.


    September 2020 Issue

    In this issue, we highlight one of our 2016 MD graduates, Greg Ogunnowo, and his prestigious fellowship appointment. We also caught up with newly elected Alumni Association President, Steve Corso, MD, to hear more about his alumni involvement and personal life that led him to serve in this role today.


    August 2020 Issue

    The Nurse Anesthesia program continues to celebrate their 50th Anniversary while looking forward to future endeavors, and we wrap up our summer legacy series as we welcome students back on campus for the new school year. Plus: check out our newest engagement platform, GarnetMed Gateway.

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    July 2020 Issue

    In this summer issue, we recap our third and final Alumni Association Board meeting of the 2019-2020 academic year, and continue with the second installment of our SOM Legacy series. Alumni Association President David Amrol, MD also finishes out his final term on the board and leaves us with some parting words for our alumni. 

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    June 2020 Issue

    As we wrap up our third issue of COVID-19 stories from our alumni, we kick off a new series about SOM Legacies. Also, Dean Hall shares an important message regarding diversity and inclusion. 


    May 2020 Issue

    We continue to share stories of bravery and intellect regarding our alumni's involvement with COVID-19, and give a recap on the many ways the Class of 2020 was celebrated in lieu of traditional events.

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    April 2020 Issue

    In the April issue, we share stories from our alumni working on the front lines battling COVID-19, and provide useful resources for maintaining a healthy well-being during the pandemic.

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    March 2020 Issue

    Another Alumni Reunion Weekend has come and gone... relive it with us through March's issue! Plus: we have the MD Class of 2020's match appointments and would love for you to reach out if they are headed to your stomping grounds.  


    February 2020 Issue

    February is reserved for all things heart-shaped and love! This month, we highlight one of our MRC graduates, Edward Middleton, and his love for music, and give a special shout-out to our SOM Faculty that the students and alumni love so much!

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    January 2020 Issue

    Genetic Counseling has been keeping their alumni busy! We applaud their engagement efforts in our latest issue, and also highlight a 3rd year PhD Biomed student for another round of our special bimonthly feature, THROUGH THEIR LENS.

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    December 2019 Issue

    2020 is upon us, and so is our Alumni Reunion Weekend! We divulge a little more info about the weekend, and launch our Class Reunion Challenge for those classes celebrating a milestone year. 

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    November 2019 Issue

    We welcome this season of gratitude by highlighting one of our very own alumni veterans, Sejal Patel, MD, to hear more about her selfless gift of service to our country. 

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    October 2019 Issue

    Alumni Reunion Weekend is right around the corner, and we're celebrating ALL alumni! Read more about our plans, and save the date! Don't forget to check out our new section, THROUGH THEIR LENS: this month we feature a Genetic Counseling student and what a typical 24 hours looks like from their perspective. 


    September 2019 Issue

    The new academic year started off with a bang and packed full with opportunities for our alumni family to connect and support with new and seasoned students. ALSO: read about the new high-tech "toys" on campus that will benefit students from all programs in this fall issue. 


    August 2019 Issue

    What in the world is Debbie Truluck up to?! Find out in this end of the summer issue! Plus: we made our rounds to the different new student orientations to brag about our passionate alumni and tell about the many opportunities they have to engage with YOU! 


    July 2019 Issue

    We give a quick debrief on what was discussed during our summer Alumni Association Board meeting, and introduce a new and unique opportunity for graduate program alumni. 

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    June 2019 Issue

    Namaste-ing for a good cause! We spotlight alumna Angela Still, a 1997 MRC graduate, and the impact she's making with yoga rehabilitation in SC.  

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    May 2019 Issue

    We welcome the new class of graduates into the alumni family, and announce the Alumni Association Board Officers! ALSO:  We include a special update regarding the future health sciences campus.

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    April 2019 Issue

    We are now accepting nominations for our seven Alumni Awards! Also, find out why SOM is #Grateful4Garnet.   

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    March 2019 Issue

    The Alumni Reunion Weekend has come and gone, but we've got an exciting recap for those who missed it or just feel like reliving the event over again!

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    February 2019 Issue

    Everything love and hearts with our Valentine's Day themed newsletter this month, featuring a Q&A with 3 cardiologists and love stories from our SOM Sweethearts. 

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    January 2019 Issue

    It's CRNA week in South Carolina and across the US, and the competition in the Class Reunion Challenge is heating up in our first issue of the New Year. 

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    December 2018 Issue

    Details for the Alumni Reunion Weekend were officially released and check out some familiar faces of SOM alumni turned SOM faculty and staff. 

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    November 2018 Issue

    Read about Class of 1994 alumnus Dr. Paul Veach's compelling story of living with cancer and get a sneak peek at the 2019 Black Tie White Coat Gala.  

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    October 2018 Issue

    Meet the Alumni Office staff, and check out how our alumni have stayed busy since the Fall semester began in the first issue of the alumni e-newsletter.  


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