Palmetto Health is a member of Premier Inc. which was honored with the 2006 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award — the nation's highest Presidential honor for quality and organizational performance excellence.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine
A national leader in primary care medical education, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine also sponsors research focused primarily on South Carolina health care needs and provides a wide range of clinical care services to South Carolinians. In addition to the degree of Doctor of Medicine, the School of Medicine offers the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science, Master of Science in Genetic Counseling, Master of Biomedical Science with specialization in Nurse Anesthesia, and Master of Rehabilitation Counseling. A wide variety of residency and fellowship programs is offered in cooperation with affiliated hospitals, and the school sponsors a continuing medical education program for state health care practitioners.
Clinical departments are located on the University of South Carlina School of Medicine campus and at Palmetto Health Richland.
The University of South Carolina
As a major teaching and research institution, USC Columbia has long offered a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs through the doctoral level. With a mission of teaching, research, and service, USC Columbia addresses the state's needs for master's level, professional, and doctoral education, for conducting and sharing research, and for responding to statewide and regional demands for educational resources and professional expertise. USC Columbia aspires to national and international stature as it provides equitable access to its opportunities, resources, and activities. For more information about the University of South Carolina, visit their website at http://www.sc.edu/.