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.
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.
Class of 1981: Everlyn Hall-Baker, school's first Black graduate, reflects on 40-year career
It has been nearly 40 years since Everlyn Lilease Hall-Baker graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia. She did not know it at the time, but the day she stepped through the school's doors she made history as the first African American student and one of only two women in the inaugural class.
School of Medicine Honors Luminary Leaders in Medicine and Science
The inaugural class of Luminary Leaders were recognized during a virtual ceremony on Feb. 18. The honorees are noted members of the medical and science community, who have not only made meaningful contributions to the School of Medicine, but who have also created a legacy through their service, leadership and efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
School of Medicine Columbia and Columbia VA partner to repurpose lab equipment to conduct COVID-19 testing
The Columbia VA collaborated with UofSC to leverage and convert its joint research lab into a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) compliant laboratory to conduct COVID-19 tests. By repurposing a robotic-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analyzer - previously purchased with a VA research grant - the SOM will be able to conduct high-volume COVID-19 testing.
Genetic Counseling Endowment reaches milestone
Students in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia's Genetic Counseling program are receiving some much-appreciated financial support. The Genetic Counseling Endowment reached a milestone funding level recently, providing an initial disbursement to second-year students in support of their clinical rotations and training opportunities.
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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]