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Medical University of South Carolina

Medical School

Mailing Address
171 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Phone
(843) 792-2300
Email address
oesadmis@musc.edu
School Information
"Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is home to the oldest medical school in the South as well as the state's only integrated academic health sciences center, with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 850 residents and fellows in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. MUSC brought in more than $328 million in biomedical research funds in fiscal year 2021, continuing to lead the state in obtaining this funding" (Source: https://web.musc.edu/).
General Information
MUSC has a resource page that provides resources for DEI and anti-racist ideology. Furthermore, recruitment and retention are a key aspect of the school's DEI goals. Annual programming for inclusion is offered in addition. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • MUSC states that its Office of Equity "supports and elevates the tripartite vision, mission and academic priorities, including a focus on elevating the enterprise DEI vision to become the preeminent model for inclusion and equity and setting a national standard among academic health systems/universities," which is "responsible for enhancing DEI professional development and skill sets across the enterprise, helping to increase the retention, recruitment and engagement of the MUSC work force, students, faculty; pipeline development; and onboarding and hiring practices."
Resources
  • The school has a resource page meant to "assist MUSC faculty, students, and staff interested in including teaching materials in the classroom or in personal development." The compilations include "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo and "How to Be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi.
Symbolic Actions
  • In 2022, MUSC held its sixth annual Inclusion to Innovation Summit, which is "designed to be a forum for honest and challenging conversations about inclusion and innovation."
Last updated November 20th, 2022
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