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Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

MCAT scores and a baccalaureate degree are required. MCAT must be taken by spring/fall of year prior to admission. SC residency is an admission consideration. Academic background is assessed by GPA and MCAT scores. Students passing the academic screening are invited for interviews. Personality and accomplishments are evaluated during interviews. Leadership/shadowing/volunteer experiences required.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Ms. Wanda Taylor
Application fee  $85
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 2 (Begins)
December 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 1 (Begins)
March 17 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  4
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  August 1 (Begins)
September 26 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.75
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  30 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
O writing
Required undergraduate course work  N/A

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/grad/programs/md_phd_program/

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  No
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.6:1
Full-time faculty  1,163
Part-time faculty  236
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  174
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  22
Full-time faculty in clinical program  989
Part-time faculty in clinical program  214

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $84.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  244
Principal investigators (PIs)  167
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  368

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Medical University of South Carolina Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum in the first 2 years integrates basic science concepts with problem solving strategies and clinical skills. The 3rd year consists of 6 clinical core clerkships and 4 clinical selectives. The 4th year consists of 2 core clerkships, an externship and 5 electives.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  165
Step 1: Percent passing  93%
Step 1: Average score  221
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  149
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  96%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  234

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  43
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $84.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $72.29

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  50
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  38.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.75
MCAT total score  30
Acceptance rate  13.1%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.6:1
Total medical school enrollment  719

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Mr. Joe Durant
Financial aid phone  (843) 792-2536

Expenses

Tuition

Full-time: $35,654 (in-state)
Full-time: $62,109 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $2,257
Room and board  $13,340
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $172,968

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  94%
Students receiving loans  80%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  47%
Students receiving work study  0.2%

 

 

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