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 Hooding Ceremonies Video
Given the unprecedented circumstances that accompanied this year, every aspect of
our hooding and commencement ceremonies had to be reconsidered to ensure a safe environment
while truly highlighting the accomplishments of our graduates. Our 2021 hooding video
captures many memorable moments from these events.
Watch the video
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.
2021 SOMC Awards Recipients Named
Nineteen individuals will be recognized at the annual Alumni and Dean's Awards Virtual Ceremony on Thursday, October 21, including the most recent Luminary Leaders in Medicine and Science honorees and recipients of a brand new achievement, the Advancement of Women in Science and Medicine award.
State of the School Address
Dean Les Hall delivered a virtual State of the School of Medicine Columbia address on September 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
Classmates Followed Similar Paths
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of our first class of students graduating from the Doctor of Medicine program. Throughout the year we will be featuring members of the inaugural class.
SAVE THE DATE! - Women in Science and Medicine Virtual Seminar
Dr. Kari-Claudia Allen, M.D., will be the Keynote Speaker of the 2021 UofSC School of Medicine Columbia Women in Science and Medicine Virtual Seminar "Women of Color in Medicine". Dr. Allen is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at UofSC SOMC and the Assistant Program Director of the Prisma-Health Family Medicine Residency program. Dr. Allen will share her experience in the workplace, as well as give some insights into her personal and professional journeys.
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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]