Our school is looking toward the future with the goal of supporting the health needs
of South Carolina and beyond through exemplary medical education, research that matters
and quality patient care initiatives.
2020 Alumni and Dean’s Distinguished Service Awards
The 2020 Alumni and Dean's Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony was held virtually
on Oct. 8. A recorded version of the awards ceremony is available on
Click here to access photos and bios of the award recipients. The ceremony program [pdf] also is available to download.
M.D. program and graduate programs are helping grow a pipeline of skilled health care professionals and biomedical scientists
who will help advance the health of our state, our nation and beyond.
Our programs take full advantage of the University of South Carolina's status as a
Tier 1 research university. Students work closely with faculty mentors who are engaged
in impactful research both in the lab and at the patient bedside.
Our medical group, developed through a partnership with Prisma Health, is the largest
multispecialty, clinically integrated group in the Midlands with more than 800 providers
and 130 practices. Each year more than one million people visit our practices.
Alumnus recalls how military service led to a career in medicine
Robert "Bob" Crane, M.D., became a member of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia's inaugural class, after his service in Vietnam inspired him to pursue a career in emergency medicine.
SC INBRE Receives $18.9 million award from the National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded $18.9 million for the renewal of the South Carolina IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (SC INBRE) to support biomedical research and infrastructure in South Carolina. The grant will fund the program for five years beginning September 1, 2020 and is the fourth consecutive renewal of SC INBRE, which is administered by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia.
Alumna carries mother's breast cancer battle through her career
Shandrea Foster knows what it means to battle the ravages of breast cancer. When Foster was just a young girl, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26. Foster completed her Masters in Genetic Counseling from the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia in 2018. Foster now provides genetic counseling services to breast cancer patients at University Health Care System in Augusta, Georgia.
School of Medicine students present quality improvement projects
Students and alumni from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, along with students from other UofSC schools, recently completed the Quality Improvement Education and Systems Training program, also known as QUEST.
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All within our School of Medicine family and our community have been deeply affected
by recent events that highlight ongoing racism within our society. As a school of
medicine, we must acknowledge these issues serve as barriers to achieving a just society,
and exercise our responsibility to be part of the solution.
Read the full statement.
Learn about how the university is changing to mitigate the effects of the
novel coronavirus and what you can do to help.
Our fourth-year students received their match results on March 20. Of our students
25% matched at Prisma Health and 35% matched in South Carolina.
View the Match Day Report [pdf]