Faculty &

The University of South Carolina’s faculty members represent leaders in teaching, research, patient care, and service in the community.

The faculty-to-student ratio is nearly 1:1, providing students with better learning opportunities. Faculty serve as mentors and friends to their students.

Nationally, faculty are also making an impact. Through a $200,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, school faculty have helped medical schools around the United States improve their geriatric education programs for medical students. Charles Blake, a professor of cell and developmental biology and anatomy, has served as president of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine.

Faculty are also international leaders. Janice Edwards is director of the Genetic Counseling Education program and in 2006 was electedchair of a new international organization,

the Transnational Association of Genetic Counselors.

The school hosts the TAGC Web site, making it the world’s main conduit for genetic counseling information

South Carolinians, however, benefit the most from faculty expertise and a tremendous volume of care to uninsured patients:

  • University Specialty Clinics provide a range of medical specialties from family medicine to orthopedic surgery, from pediatrics to emergency room care.

  • Outside Columbia, the school partners with community hospitals and medical centers in its Rural Primary Care Education Centers so that residents of smaller towns and communities across the state can have access to quality health care.