The College of Medicine’s Office of Alumni Affairs exists to help alumni and friends remain connected to the College in tangible, meaningful ways.

College of Medicine graduates at commencement

College of Medicine Alumni

It is the oldest medical school in the South and the 17th oldest in the United States. It was founded in 1824 by a small group of physicians who served as its faculty and supported it financially. Its first classes were taught by a team of seven professors, in a single building in downtown Charleston. Its first graduating class included five members. From these austere beginnings grew the state’s premier academic medical center, one that today includes 25 departments and is recognized as a national leader in medical education, research and patient care.


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Share your experience

The Medical Student Alumni Council is seeking degree and residency alumni willing to come to campus to share career information with current students through the ongoing Specialty Seminars series sponsored by the Alumni Association. These activities provide an opportunity for students to learn more about residency requirements, features of practice in general or specialty areas of medicine, and characteristics and skills needed for a physician to be successful in professional practice in a relaxed, after-hours setting.