The highest level of specialized, complex care, and expertise in the State

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MUSC / MUSC Health is uniquely positioned as the state’s only comprehensive academic health system to make a transformational impact for the health of the state and region.

  • The health system has the broadest range of specialties in South Carolina with more than 15 only offered at MUSC. Because of the focus on specialized care, MUSC sees patients from every county in South Carolina and every state in the nation.
  • MUSC provides more than 50 percent of the state’s graduate medical education (GME), making the institution the largest GME provider in South Carolina with a total of 818 positions across 77 specialties. Approximately 75 percent of physicians who complete medical school / GME in South Carolina remain in the state to practice.
  • MUSC is the only health care system in the state that has a $328M translational and basic science research enterprise capable of defining state of the art care.
  • Statewide and regional complex care referrals account for approximately 55 percent of the patients seen at MUSC Health Charleston division.
  • MUSC’s major competitors are regional academic health centers (e.g., Duke, UNC, Emory, Wake Forest, and Atrium).