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Schools of Medicine

This is an archived copy of the 2020-2021 bulletin. To access the most recent version of the bulletin, please visit https://academicbulletins.sc.edu.

Welcome to the Schools of Medicine Academic Bulletin

In the past three decades, the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine located in Columbia (USCSOM-Columbia) has emerged as a national leader in primary care medical education, pioneering research, and providing humanistic patient care. Founded in 1975, the USCSOM-Columbia campus is situated on a beautiful 100-acre suburban campus, just four miles from the main campus of the University of South Carolina. The School of Medicine’s 20 year affiliation with the Greenville Health System, South Carolina’s largest public hospital, was enhanced in 2011 with the formulation of a second four-year University of South Carolina School of Medicine, USCSOM-Greenville, located on the Greenville Memorial Hospital Campus. USCSOM-Greenville is separately accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges, making the University of South Carolina one of only seven universities in the United States with two or more four-year campuses for medical education.

Mission: To improve the health of the people and diverse communities of South Carolina and beyond through innovative medical education and research, and compassionate, exceptional patient care.

The School of Medicine reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, and all School of Medicine academic regulations at any time when, in the judgment of the faculty, the dean, the president, or the Board of Trustees, such changes are in the best interest of the student, the University, or the School of Medicine.

Registration at the University of South Carolina assumes the student’s acceptance of all published regulations, including both those which appear in this School of Medicine Bulletin and all others found in any official announcement such as Carolina Community. When two or more regulations contained in University publications appear to be inconsistent, the regulations appearing in this bulletin shall control. When two or more School of Medicine regulations appear to be inconsistent, the regulations in force at the time the student entered the School of Medicine shall control.

Bulletin Updates and Corrections

Noncurricular information (i.e., faculty listings, contact information, college or departmental descriptive text) can be updated by contacting the Office of the University Registrar on the Columbia Campus. Any material pertaining to course descriptions or curriculum changes must have the approval of the Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, Board of Trustees, and/or S.C. Commission on Higher Education before it can be published in the bulletins.

Printing Portions of the Online Bulletins

The academic bulletins are available online only. However, you may produce hard copy of any portion or all of an online bulletin using your local printer. 

Additional Information

Registration at the University of South Carolina assumes the students’ acceptance of all published regulations, including both those which appear in this document and all others as applicable in any official announcement

The University has established procedures to certify that all classroom activities are conducted by individuals with spoken and written proficiency in the English language at a suitable level. Student complaints concerning the English proficiency of an individual with classroom responsibilities should follow the grievance procedures available from the Office of the Provost on the Columbia campus.

The University of South Carolina provides equal opportunity in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. The University of South Carolina has designated as the ADA Title II, Section 504 and Title IX coordinator the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs. The Office of the Executive Assistant to the President for Equal Opportunity Programs is located in:

Suite 805
1600 Hampton St.
Columbia, South Carolina
telephone 803-777-3854