Artists rendering of the view of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital from the Ashley River

Office of External Affairs

The Office of External Affairs works to advance MUSC’s vision and mission through meaningful relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with key external stakeholders ranging from global industry leaders to state and local partners. With our partners, MUSC is leading health innovation for the lives we touch.

With our strategic partners, we aim to:

  • Extend MUSC’s mission and vision.
  • Tackle challenges facing health care and higher education.
  • Create a collective impact that will shape the future of health care delivery and education. 

David J. Cole, M.D., FACS“As the leading academic health sciences center in South Carolina, MUSC’s purpose must be to pursue innovations and collaborations that allow us to change the future for the lives we touch. The Office of External Affairs plays a critical role in aligning MUSC with partners that have a shared vision to transform education, research and patient care.”

— David J. Cole, M.D., FACS
President, Medical University of South Carolina


Economic Impact of MUSC

Since its founding in 1824, MUSC has become a major economic driver for the state of South Carolina and the Tri-county region. MUSC not only supports a sizable volume of economic activity through its role as a major employer that invests heavily in multiple regions across the state, it also plays a key role in educating future providers, supporting the health care needs of the community and driving cutting-edge innovation and research.

Our Strategic Partners

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Our Strategic Collaborations

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