College of Medicine graduates at commencement

College of Medicine Alumni

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

 

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