Our mission is to improve health in South Carolina and beyond.
Health Sciences Center today
Today, the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health is a robust academic center driven by our integrated healthcare delivery system. We create a synergy of academics, research, innovation, and healthcare practice to drive change – and we are unlike any other organization.
Grounded in a cooperative and applied approach, we are dedicated to developing new solutions in healthcare education, delivery, access, and affordability to help people live healthier, better lives across South Carolina and beyond.
How we’re different – our partners
Like a traditional academic health center, the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health partners with South Carolina’s two largest research universities and most prominent liberal arts university. The center also includes programs for other health professions and a robust research and innovation agenda.
Where we differ is that we partner with multiple affiliate universities and degree-granting institutions. We leverage the existing competencies and resources of our partners, rather than duplicating costly infrastructures, to meet shared objectives. We are also the only academic medical center led by a health system, and our mission has a strong clinical focus rather than academic only. Additionally, we do not grant degrees but work collaboratively with our academic and clinical partners to bring more value to students, employers, and the community.
A unique model for transformation
The Health Sciences Center takes an applied, real-world approach, combining academics, research, innovation, and practice.
8,000 students annually
Access the Prisma Health clinical environments to explore and train for healthcare careers
1,100 active research trials
Includes 400 clinical trials conducted across our clinical departments in Upstate and the Midlands
90+ embedded scientists
Working with Prisma clinicians to conduct research and drive innovation
62 residency and fellowships
Serving over 600 residents and cover multiple specializations
Four affiliated schools
Two affiliated medical schools, two affiliated nursing schools