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In the past three decades, the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine has emerged as a national leader in primary care medical education, pioneering research, and providing humanistic patient care.  Noted for its high-quality medical education, the School of Medicine provides its students with one-on-one instruction that lasts throughout their medical studies. 

The School of Medicine is located on a beautiful 100-acre suburban campus, just four miles from the University of South Carolina’s main campus.  The backgrounds, educational interests, and experiences of our students are as diverse as the health concerns we are faced with today; yet they share one common medical pursuit: a desire to advance health for the benefit of South Carolinians and citizens around the globe.

A distinguished core faculty of basic scientists and clinicians brings a variety of outstanding academic training and plant the seed for life-long learning. This core faculty is complemented and enriched by a large number of community physicians who participate in both hospital clerkships and office preceptorships. 

With research as a major focus of the University, medical students have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and have the opportunity to learn alongside a dynamic team of research scientists.

In partnership with Palmetto Health, School of Medicine physicians provide exceptional patient care through the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group.  They are also the medical educators who train and prepare our future doctors. The Medical Group combines the school’s medical excellence, compassionate care and clinical research expertise with the advanced technologies of the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region.

Mission: We serve the people of South Carolina and beyond through exemplary medical & health education, transformative research and compassionate patient care.