MUSC 13th on Forbes list for diversity, inclusion

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The Medical University of South Carolina has been ranked No. 13 out of 500 organizations on the Forbes 2019 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. In addition, MUSC ranked No. 3 among the 30 institutions listed in the education category.

In collaboration with Statista, Forbes surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 people within their U.S. operations. The goal was to have employees evaluate their employers on issues of diversity in the workplace.

“There are three reasons why embracing diversity and inclusion is of pivotal importance,” said MUSC President David J. Cole, M.D., FACS. “First, it is who we should be as an institution. It has to be part of our vision and self-definition. Second, it is how we build upon who we are and what we can achieve together. Third, it affects the bottom line. It is about being our most productive and effective. People who feel valued are empowered to contribute and to be at their best,” Cole said.

This is MUSC's second consecutive year on the Forbes list.

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