Healthcare Studies New Student Information

Welcome to the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies (HCS) program! We are excited you have selected MUSC to further your education and look forward to you joining us in the fall. Below you will find important dates to mark on your calendar.

MUSC new student orientation is held at the start of your 1st semester and is virtual for HCS students. More details will be shared by your Student Services Coordinator. 

HCS course orientation is held at the beginning of every semester in a hybrid format. Students may choose to attend in-person at the College of Health Professions or virtually from home. Attendance is mandatory and students should make appropriate arrangements to attend course orientation sessions each semester. You can find dates assigned for future course orientation sessions in the HCS academic calendar and curriculum schedule included in your admission packet.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Student Services Coordinator, Leslie Anderson, at


Lauren Gellar PhD MS MCHES
Director, Division of Healthcare Studies and Associate Professor
College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina

MUSC New Student Orientation: August 11, 2022. New student orientation will be held virtually and attendance is required. Students should plan to be available from 8 AM - 5 PM EST. More details will be shared by your Student Services Coordinator.

MUSC New Student Orientation Agenda: Details will be shared by your Student Services Coordinator

Classes Begin: August 15, 2022

Fall HCS Course Orientation: August 15 - 16, 2022. Students will have the option to attend sessions on campus in Charleston or virtually. Attendance is required.

Fall HCS Course Orientation Agenda: Details will be shared by your Student Services Coordinator

ADA Resources

2021 HCS Student Handbook (PDF)