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School of Medicine Columbia

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The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is where the future of medicine is happening in an innovative, effective way today.

The School of Medicine offers progressive and relevant graduate educational opportunities in health care and health sciences, including a curriculum leading to a four-year medical degree. We work closely with our hospital partners to provide students valuable clinical experience during their four years of medical education. Our active faculty research program reinforces the training that our students receive in the scientific approach to medicine.

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M.D. Program

Our four-year Doctor of Medicine program combines a dynamic curriculum with valuable clinical experience. We also offer a M.D./Ph.D dual degree that will give you the opportunity to expand your education research. 

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Graduate Programs

In addition to the M.D. program, the School of Medicine offers graduate programs in genetic counseling, biomedical sciences, rehabilitation counseling, nurse anesthesia and physician assistant studies.

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Basic Science Departments

Our basic science departments provide a practical foundation for our medical students as well as specialized education and high-impact research opportunities for our graduate programs.

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Clinical Departments

Our clinical departments provide our M.D. students with rotations and clinical opportunities throughout their education. After graduation, students can also pursue residencies and fellowships through these departments.   

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Student and Career Services

Whether medical students are looking for extracurricular involvement, need assistance with financial aid or seeking guidance with residency, our team is here to help.

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Continuing Medical Education

Our accredited continuing education program provides continued professional development for physician learners as well as faculty development to support strong teaching.

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Residency and Fellowships

The USC School of Medicine and Prisma Health have partnered to support 13 medical/dental residency and 12 fellowship programs.

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Medical Library

Our extensive medical library has the resources you need to excel during your time here. 

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