The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia is training future generations of physicians, health care professionals and scientists while supporting the growing health needs of South Carolinians.
Educational programs at the School of Medicine Columbia take full advantage of the University of South Carolina’s status as the state’s only Tier 1 research university. Students receive a leading-edge, exemplary medical education from a school where interdisciplinary research and quality patient care initiatives transform medicine in real time.
A Learning Community
The School of Medicine Columbia has a close-knit, family feel — and a high faculty to student ratio — with robust student and career services that foster community and focus on your wellbeing. Pursue your medical or graduate degree in programs that are fully accredited and prepare graduates well for rewarding careers as healthcare professionals or biomedical scientists.Education
Health Watch: Concussion 101 for caregivers
For families and organizations that participate in youth sports, it’s important to recognize the risks and harms of concussions and brain injuries. USC clinical assistant professor of pediatrics, Dr. Jeff Holloway, breaks down concussion basics for caregivers, including symptoms, recovery time and when to see a physician.
USC staff sign on for study abroad
Each year, close to 2,000 University of South Carolina undergrads venture overseas for once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunities. And behind the scenes, staff members are there to navigate new terrain, keep schedules running smoothly and provide emotional support when students feel stressed. USC TIMES sat down with five of them to learn more about what they do.
Gerald Harmon selected as School of Medicine Columbia interim dean
Dr. Gerald Harmon, a decorated South Carolina physician, will step into the interim dean role at the School of Medicine Columbia on Aug. 1.
Sarah Davis blazes trail for mothers pursuing Ph.D.'s
Sarah Davis’s endometriosis diagnosis spurred the NIH-funded researcher to pursue motherhood while completing her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. As she prepares to celebrate her first Mother’s Day, Davis reflects on what it means to have a successful academic career while starting a family.
Exploring Questions, Improving Outcomes
We are the only university in South Carolina and one of just 32 public universities to receive both the top-tier research designation and the community engagement designation from the Carnegie Foundation. That means students have the opportunity to work closely with research faculty within the School of Medicine and on research projects around the university.Research
Health Sciences Campus
The university is in the early planning stages of construction for a new, 16-acre health sciences campus in Columbia. Construction on the new medical education and biomedical science research buildings is slated to begin in 2025 with completion in 2027. It will be a state-of-the-art learning environment designed for teaching South Carolina’s next generation of health care professionals and research scientists.Strategic Plan