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General Information
179 Ashley Ave
Charleston , South Carolina 29425

Disability Resource Office

Basic Science Building Room 104
173 Ashley Ave, MSC 502
Charleston, SC 29425-5020
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About Medical University of South Carolina

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a prestigious and well-established institution located in Charleston, South Carolina. As a public university, MUSC has an exceptional reputation for its high-quality medical education, cutting-edge research, and commitment to serving the community.

Founded in 1824, MUSC is one of the oldest medical schools in the United States and has since grown into a comprehensive academic health sciences center. While the university primarily focuses on medical and health-related programs, it also offers a range of other disciplines such as dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health sciences.

One of the key strengths of MUSC is its commitment to research and innovation. The university has a robust research infrastructure, with various specialized centers and institutes that allow faculty and students to explore and make groundbreaking discoveries in areas such as cancer research, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, and population health. MUSC consistently ranks among the top institutions for research funding, showcasing its dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and finding solutions for pressing health issues.

In addition to its academic and research excellence, MUSC plays a vital role in providing healthcare services to the local community and beyond. The university operates a state-of-the-art medical center, which includes a renowned teaching hospital and specialized clinics. This not only helps train the next generation of healthcare professionals but also ensures that patients receive comprehensive, innovative, and compassionate care.

Located in Charleston, MUSC benefits from being situated in a vibrant and historically rich city. Charleston is known for its charming cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and vibrant cultural scene. The city boasts a thriving arts and culinary community, attracting visitors and residents alike. With its proximity to the coast, Charleston also offers stunning beaches and a wide array of outdoor recreational activities.

Moreover, Charleston has emerged as a hub for healthcare and biomedical research, making it an ideal setting for MUSC. The city is home to numerous healthcare facilities, research institutions, and pharmaceutical companies, creating opportunities for collaboration and advancing medical breakthroughs. MUSC’s presence further enhances the region’s reputation as a leading healthcare destination.

As a student at MUSC, you can expect to receive a top-notch education and gain valuable hands-on experience in a supportive and collaborative environment. The faculty consists of renowned experts in their respective fields who are dedicated to mentoring and guiding students towards success. MUSC’s commitment to interprofessional education fosters teamwork and prepares future healthcare professionals to work effectively in multidisciplinary settings.

Furthermore, MUSC places a strong emphasis on community engagement and service. The university encourages students to participate in outreach programs, both locally and abroad, to make a positive impact on underserved populations. By integrating service into its educational mission, MUSC nurtures socially responsible professionals who are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of communities.

In conclusion, the Medical University of South Carolina is a highly regarded institution that offers an exceptional education, conducts groundbreaking research, and makes a significant contribution to healthcare in Charleston and beyond. With its long-standing history, commitment to excellence, and advantageous location, MUSC provides students with a unique and enriching academic experience that prepares them for successful careers in the health sciences.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations