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The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is where the future of medicine is happening in an innovative, effective way today.

Among the School of Medicine’s many educational advantages is its small class size, which affords students the opportunity to develop close student-to-student and student-to-faculty learning relationships.  A well-planned, highly effective curriculum taught by dedicated faculty places emphasis on the correlation between basic science and clinical science training.   An active faculty research program ensures that the medical education program is kept up-to-date and reinforces training in the scientific approach to medicine.

The School of Medicine offers progressive and relevant graduate educational opportunities in healthcare and health sciences, including a curriculum leading to a four-year Medical Degree. The School of Medicine works closely with its hospital partners to provide students valuable clinical experience during their four years of medical education.

While the majority of students complete core clinical training in the third (M-III) and fourth (M-IV) years at affiliated hospitals in Columbia, a select number of USCSM students can choose to complete core clinical training at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, S.C. An impressive selection of residency programs is co-sponsored by the school with its affiliated hospitals.

In addition to the M.D. program, the School of Medicine offers an M.S. degree in Genetic Counseling, the first program of its kind in the southeast and one of only 32 programs nationwide and 64 worldwide.  Students can also pursue a Ph.D. and M.S. in Biomedical Sciences, M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling or an M.S. in Nurse Anesthesia.