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The Medical University of South Carolina

Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 700 residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.4 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

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Recent MUSC News

Acute Flaccid Myelitis

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What an infectious disease expert wants you to know about AFM 

MUSC Children’s Health has seen one case so far this year involving the mystery illness.     

Lives on the Line

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Speakers call domestic violence a public health issue 

Empty clothing illustrates scope of problem that plagues South Carolina. 

Close Call

Douglas Cox

He was technically dead for six minutes

He awakened to learn a newly-approved procedure would help his heart pump.

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