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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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.