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Our Mission

The help of our donors allows us to provide an exemplary and affordable education for our students, push the envelope when researching new ways to advance health care, while also helping give our state the best patient-centered care. Every gift to the School of Medicine Columbia makes a difference.

Office of Advancement Mission

To develop relationships with our numerous stakeholders to create a lasting impact on the educational, research and patient care initiatives of the SOMC, the state of South Carolina and beyond.

Office of Advancement Vision

To foster and create greater educational opportunities for our students that will improve the field of medicine in both the now and the long-term future for the state of South Carolina and beyond.

Reasons to Give

Scholarships are critically important because they enable us to attract and recruit the most talented students and build a pipeline of future physicians for our state and beyond. By supporting student scholarships, you can directly impact the lives of our students.

Every day, University of South Carolina School of Medicine scientists and investigators are unraveling the mysteries of illnesses that cripple our community, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, neurological diseases and disorders, and pain therapy.

As a community-based medical school, we are committed to caring for the people of the communities in which we serve. Help us aid thousands who may not otherwise have access to quality health care by supporting our partnerships for better health in rural and low-income communities throughout South Carolina.

Since admitting our first class in 1977, we have earned a national reputation for primary care education, pioneering research and humanistic patient care. Your ongoing support ensures that we remain true to our mission.

There is a physician shortage across the country, especially in South Carolina. The majority of our state’s doctors will retire in the next two decades and it takes approximately 12-16 years to produce one doctor. The answer is clear. We need your support to ensure we are sufficiently preparing future physicians and health care professionals to meet the demands of our citizens today and tomorrow.

Pioneer advances in health care that emerge at academic medical institutions like the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine. Endowments solidify our legacy of innovations through funding of scholarships, professorships and research.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.