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Clinical Programs

Anesthesia for Nurses

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) who have been providing quality anesthesia services in the United States for nearly 150 years. The longevity and growth of the specialty can be attributed directly to nurse anesthetists’ commitment to excellence and patient safety, their willingness to provide services when and where needed, and the provision of those services at reasonable cost.

Cardiovascular Perfusion

Cardiovascular perfusions students using the classroom simulator

Perfusionists operate life support devices to support patients’ circulatory and respiratory systems. The perfusion profession is relatively small with fewer than 4,000 practitioners in the United States; however, with the growing elderly population and the development of new heart support devices, experienced, and well trained perfusionists will be in demand for many years to come. We offer entry-level and post-professional programs.

Occupational Therapy

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The MUSC Division of Occupational Therapy is among the nation's finest, ranked in the top 10 percent (#17) by US News and World Report. The program now offers a graduate, entry level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (ELOTD) curriculum which begins each year in late May and culminates with an individualized capstone project. Incoming students must have completed a bachelor's degree and all related prerequisite coursework prior to entering the program. The curriculum is full-time, year-round and takes 3 years to complete.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

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The three-year DPT program begins with foundational learning, and students have the opportunity to progress to clinical coursework with community-based service and interprofessional learning embedded throughout. The curriculum then culminates in a series of clinical practicums that allow students to pursue their passions.

Physician Assistant Studies

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Physician Assistants play a critical role delivering high-quality, affordable health care, and more than ever before, are helping to meet the health care needs of our nation and the world. The MUSC PAS program is the perfect place to gain the skills, knowledge, and experience to prepare you to practice in this exciting, ever evolving profession. We offer a Master of Science degree for individuals seeking to become physician assistants.