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
Recordings of the UofSC School of Medicine Columbia's 2021 Commencement and Hooding
Ceremonies are now available:
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.
Collaboration seeks to improve vaccination rates in rural areas
A project funded by the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare (CRPH) is working to identify areas in South Carolina with limited access to community pharmacies.
Nurse Anesthesia Program Moves to Doctoral Level
Beginning in May 2021 the nurse anesthesia program will transition to offer a Doctor of Nursing Anesthesia Practice, in accordance with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational program's requirement that all schools graduate only doctoral level CRNAs beginning in 2025. The program's first doctoral class of 30 students will matriculate on May 10 to begin their 36 months of training.
Previvor status leads genetic counseling graduate to her future
After learning she was was is called a "previvor," someone who has a predisposition to cancer greater than that of the general population but has not yet had the disease, Madeleine Tjoelker decided to pursue a career in genetic counseling.
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.
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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]