Department of medicine


The Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina is dedicated to providing the finest in patient care while also seeking new and innovative solutions to the many diseases treated in our wide range of disciplines.

The department includes the divisions of:

 General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics
 Infectious Disease
 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
 Emergency Medicine

With such a wide range of disciplines, we are able to care for virtually any patient problem, and do so with the expertise one would expect from a major university medical center.

Medical school has always challenged the brightest and best-prepared minds.  Here at MUSC we created a curriculum to teach and train doctors to be better prepared to handle the realities of a new era in medicine.  As a medical student, you have accepted the challenge of learning a profession that is ever changing.  The goal is to master the art of learning itself.  As an integral part of our medical teams, you will experience the correlation between basic science concepts, clinical practice, interventions, and therapies.  You will learn to see, feel, hear, and think medically in real-time.

Deborah DeWaay, M.D.
Clerkship Director

Deborah DeWaayI am excited to be working with all of you over the next two years of your training.  Whether you become an internist or find your place in another specialty, I am here to help you as you find your path in the medical field and make sure that you have the foundation to move on in your training.  I hope you all find your calling in this wonderful field.

"The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised qually with your head." -- William Osler

"Throughout my career I've always practiced medicine with this thought in mind: 'As physicians we make clinical judgements, but never judge the patient.'  This is a very important value taught at MUSC, a tradition that I hope will forever be upheld." -- Julius Sagel M.B., Ch.B.


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