Global Health News and Events

MUSC surgeon tests Google Glass for global surgical care, education improvements

Imagine having the ability to transmit real-time surgical instruction from the U.S. to Nepal without a firm proficiency of Nepali, the official language of Nepal. Imagine being briefed on a patient’s condition—CTs, medical history, MRIs—en route to an emergency operation, where time is a competing element. Now, imagine a medical trainee, in the U.S.

MUSC Associate Dean encourages students to serve with open hearts, open minds

If there is one message J. Mark Barry, DDS, MBA, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), would like to impart on future mission trip travelers, it is to appreciate the privileges that afford them opportunities to serve abroad in low and middle income countries.

Center for Global Health awards 2014 trainee, faculty mentor global health travel grants

Trainee Global Health Grant Awardees

Nana Assah, College of Pharmacy
Project: “Developing a Partnership between Okurase and MUSC through a Volunteer Health Organization

MUSC women share their inspiring stories for International Women's Day 2014

By Janie Thomas

MUSC to host annual Hoops for Hope basketball tournament

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is hosting its annual Hoops for Hope basketball tournament on April 26th, 2014. This event will be held in the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, and will feature the area’s finest free throw shooters and ballers. The prize for winning the 3-on-3 tournament and free throw competition is $1,500 and $500, respectively!

MUSC professor encourages student support, mentorship

Adjusting to life as a student in the health professions can be difficult. What’s more, time and resources become increasingly threadbare for students completing coursework, participating in extracurricular programs and managing personal affairs.  In combination, these responsibilities deeply impact students’ psyches and raises stress levels.

The Mexico SimSmoke Project

In addition to the research in Mexico, the above video shows the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC)'s efforts to reduce tobacco consumption in Uruguay.

Japan trip offers global perspective to MUSC professor
MUSC Nursing Student Comes to Class with Early Global Perspective

By Janie Thomas

Ambition can motivate people to push the limits of their comfort zone. As a student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Taryn Cutrona was busy studying the interplay of food, nutrition and exercise effects on the human body, but wanted more out of her experience at Virginia Tech than what she could learn in the classroom.  Her desire to go on a spring break trip to Costa Rica as a sophomore in college proved to be the most life-directing decision she has ever made.

Tax Information for MUSC International Faculty, Staff and Students

The following are important points from the recent Tax Seminar: