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.
2021 Commencement and Hooding Livestreaming Information
The UofSC School of Medicine is excited to offer livestreaming for all of the 2021
Commencement and Hooding events:
The Commencement and Hooding Ceremonies will be best viewed using Google Chrome or
Firefox Web Browsers (Microsoft Edge may experience difficulties).
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 faculty members help staff the Prisma Health-Midlands Medical Group, the largest
multispecialty, clinically integrated group in the Midlands. School of Medicine faculty
members also provide patient care at a number of other South Carolina healthcare systems.
Medicine was Compton's 'Field of Dreams'
All through high school and part of college, Ken Compton, M.D., had no idea where his future path lay - he only knew that he wanted to pursue a career that would allow him to serve others. As a member of the first class of M.D. students at the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia, Compton fulfilled his calling.
Srinivasan named 2021 Educator of the Year by the AAGP
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia Professor Shilpa Srinivasan, M.D., has been honored as the 2021 Educator of the Year by the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry.
2021 Transformative Research Seed Grant recipients named
The RCTH is pleased to announce the 2021 Transformative Research Seed Grant awardees. These seed grants support collaborative research between UofSC and Prisma Health to pursue new and innovative research that improves health. Each project includes an investigative partnership between faculty at UofSC and a clinical collaborator from Prisma Health.
Remembering the first School of Medicine graduates: Randall Suarez, M.D., '81
There were few options available to attend medical school in the mid- '70s but Randy Suarez was determined to pursue his lifelong dream of career in medicine. It was fortuitous for him that the University of South Carolina Columbia was developing a new medical school at the same time he was completing his undergraduate degree in biology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.
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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.
On March 19, 2021, we had 99 students match into residency programs. Nearly a third
of the Class of 2021 will remain in South Carolina with many accepted into programs
at Prisma Health. Also, as in prior years, the percentage of our students pursuing
residencies in primary care specialties is above the national average (44% vs. 39%
View the Match Day Report [pdf]