caughman taylorHello and welcome to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine

At the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, we are proud of our legacy and commitment to medical education, research and patient care.

Since welcoming our first class in 1977, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide graduate and professional students a quality medical education. Here, faculty and staff know our students by name. Our small class sizes and one-on-one instruction provide the ideal environment for training future physicians and scientists. The School of Medicine offers students a progressive, innovative curriculum that integrates the basic sciences with real-world clinical experiences. Graduates leave the School of Medicine as sought-after health care leaders prepared to excel in many areas of medicine.

Our contributions to medicine are demonstrated in the thousands of alumni practicing compassionate health care in South Carolina and beyond. Nationally recognized faculty and skilled scientists are leading medical breakthroughs in research areas such as stroke treatment, inflammation, heart disease and cancer. Every day our expert physicians practicing here in the Midlands deliver world-class health care to patients of all ages. University Specialty Clinics, the School of Medicine’s clinical practice, provides a broad spectrum of clinical services from pediatrics to geriatrics.

True to our mission of improving the health of the people of South Carolina through education, research and service, we partner with health care agencies throughout the state to carry out our mission. Through our affiliation with Palmetto Health, we offer 11 medical residency programs focused on advanced methods of teaching and patient care. Our faculty and students provide medical care to our nation’s veterans through partnerships with the Dorn VA Medical Center. We also recognize the importance of providing quality health care in rural areas of South Carolina and offer training opportunities at primary care centers in underserved areas throughout our state.

Our footprint in medicine continues to expand globally thanks to our advances in ultrasound education and technology. The School of Medicine is the first medical school in the nation to integrate ultrasound into a four-year curriculum. Today, peer institutions are developing similar ultrasound curriculum modeled after our program. More than 500 attendees from 82 medical schools and 21 nations traveled to Columbia in September 2013 to attend the Second World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education. Through education, innovation and discovery, the School of Medicine stands at the forefront of ultrasound’s promising advances in medicine.
We invite you to learn more about the School of Medicine and discover for yourself what makes our institution a highly-respected, national leader in medicine.

R. Caughman Taylor, M.D.
Interim Dean, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Senior Medical Director at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital