Established in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina was the South’s first medical school. Today, the university’s location in the heart of historic Charleston offers interns unlimited opportunities to enjoy the cultural and recreational pleasures of one of the nation’s most fascinating urban areas.
MUSC’s dedication towards cutting-edge research, excellence in academics, and evidence-based patient care is the reason it is consistently recognized as one of the country’s top 100 hospitals in the country. Since 2003, Child Magazine honored the Children’s Hospital in the Top 10 nationally. Also since 2003, the National Research Corporation Consumer Survey noted that MUSC was rated number one in doctors, nurses, heart care, cancer treatments, pediatric services and community programs. The Digestive Disease Center, located in the new Ashley River Towers and whom "houses" the Dietetic Internship, ranks in the top 15 according to U.S. News and World Reports for the past five consecutive years. On the university side, U. S. News and World Report in 2009 ranked four of our degree programs among the top 26 in their respective disciplines nationally, reflecting the high quality of our faculty and students. Our research programs also are garnering increasing recognition, with seven departments ranked among the top 20 in their disciplines in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
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