Founded in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the southern United States. As a state university, located in Charleston, South Carolina, and almost 200 years spent in medical education, the Medical University was one of the first in the nation to establish an infirmary specifically for teaching purposes. The Medical University of South Carolina hosts around 3,000 students and is nationally ranked in the top 10 for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Medical University of SC holds a population of over 17,000 clinicians, faculty, staff, and students who provide groundbreaking education, research, technology, and patient care. The U.S. News & World Report for the fifth consecutive year has ranked MUSC Health as No. 1 hospital in South Carolina.