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Postdoctoral Trainees

Thanks for Visiting the Medical University of South Carolina's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

About the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

We serve to support and assist researchers during their postdoctoral training at MUSC and our website aims to empower postdocs, faculty and administrators through access to information.

Please visit often. We look forward to hearing from you.

Purpose and Function of the MUSC Postdoctoral Association (PDA)

  • Scholarly Learning: This includes inviting outside speakers, organizing workshops, continuing education and giving postdocs opportunities to present their work in local meetings.
  • Networking Activities: This includes formal and informal meetings and gatherings of postdocs. In addition, this includes social activities both at the University and outside of the University. The PDA shall have a commitment to promoting networking opportunities both within the postdoc community as well between the postdoc community and faculty.
  • Postdoc Advocacy: The PDA should be a source of information and a sounding board for complaints and concerns. The PDA is a place to pass those concerns on to the appropriate channels; however, the PDA does not, in and of itself, have authority to directly alter any policy except its own bylaws and governance. The PDA interacts with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the College of Graduate Studies, as well as, faculty to address the concerns that are brought forward.

General Information About Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina, is a city known for its enchantment and charm, as well as its fascinating beauty, history and culture. Since its settlement in 1670 by English colonists, the charming historic seaport of Charleston has been a favorite vacation and relocation destination.

Steeped in history, Charleston is often called a "living museum." Its past and present are intertwined like no other city, and is evident in its culture, architecture, plantations and famous gardens.

With its lively and historical festivals and cultural events, there's never a dull moment in Charleston. From the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition every February, to the Spoleto Festival USA held each May, to the wide array of nightlife activities, there is always something going on in Greater Charleston. The mild coastal climate makes Charleston's world-renowned golf courses and beautiful beaches fun to enjoy year-round. For more information, please visit the Charleston Area Visitors Guide.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has served the citizens of South Carolina since 1824. It has expanded from a small private college for the training of physicians to a state university with a medical center and six colleges for the education of a broad range of health professionals, biomedical scientists and other health related personnel.