The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health sciences system. Our purpose is to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina and beyond. MUSC provides an interprofessional environment for learning, discovery, and healing through (1) education of health care professionals and biomedical scientists, (2) research in the health sciences, and (3) provision of comprehensive health care.Founded in 1824 and located in Charleston, the university is a public institution of higher education comprising six colleges: Medicine, Dental Medicine, Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Graduate Studies. More than 3,000 students who reflect the diversity of the community MUSC serves study for degrees at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Academic programs employ both traditional and distance education methods. MUSC leads the state in biomedical research and is in the top 20% of health science institutions nationally for funding from the National Institutes of Health.MUSC Health Solutions collaborates with internal and external entrepreneurs, researchers, and vendors to meet the demands of the ever-changing healthcare e...cosystem and work towards deployment of innovative initiatives. All ideas and potential collaborations are considered and evaluated through our robust project analysis process. Once that phase is complete, we can determine whether we will build a product or solution from the ground up, partner with an existing, similar solution, or invest in the proposed solution or a similar company.Changing What's PossibleWe are living and working in transformative times. With great care, dedication and ingenuity, we are serving the citizens of South Carolina in ways only imagined five years ago. By design, our work has spread beyond geographical lines to benefit the health and well-being of communities worldwide. With such growth – and with a commitment to our tripartite mission – it is more important than ever to maximize our collective impact.With renewed energy and clarity of purpose, we must reshape how we deliver on our mission to successfully serve our state and each other, and it requires the realization of our full potential. To that end, let us usher in a new era and be rooted in our new strategic direction known as OneMUSC.