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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