MUSC has grown from a small private medical school in 1824 into one of the nation’s top academic health science centers, with a 700-bed medical center (MUSC Health) and six colleges that train approximately 2600 health care professionals per year.
As an academic medical center or teaching hospital, MUSC Health is at the forefront of the latest advances in medicine, with world-class physicians, groundbreaking research and technology that is often among the first of its kind in the world. Patients also benefit from a multidisciplinary, team approach to care that involves the close collaboration of specialists from many different areas.
MUSC Health annually records more than one million patient encounters, and is highly regarded in many disease areas including heart and vascular care, neurosciences, cancer care, rheumatology, digestive disorders, transplant, women’s health, pediatric medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, psychiatry, eye care, otolaryngology, and respiratory medicine.
U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the #1 Hospital in S.C. for 2012-2013, with national rankings in both adult and pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery and several other specialty areas. In addition, nearly 300 MUSC Health physicians made the prestigious Best Doctors in America list.