We're looking for a diverse group of students who are interested in making a big impact on the health of our state. We use a holistic process to review each application, taking into account your unique academic and professional background. As a South Carolina based school, we prioritize applicants who have a significant connection to South Carolina.
Our students are getting hands-on clinical experience, exposure to state-of-the-art technology and the opportunity to explore specialties like rural health. Are you ready to join them?
Visit our FAQs page for additional information.
Exams and Standards
You should plan to take the MCAT exam before applying. We also ask each student to review our technical standards to ensure that they are able to meet the physical, emotional and social demands of our program.
Staying on Track
We keep our class sizes small so we can give you the attention you deserve. That also makes our admissions very competitive, so it's important that you stick to our timeline in order to be considered for admission.
Getting a Solid Background
Our school offers a certificate program in biomedical sciences, which is a great way to improve your medical knowledge, grades and test scores before applying to our medical program.
Important Information About Licensure
Programs Leading to Licensure
Each state has its own licensing board with specific medical licensure requirements. The Doctor of Medicine program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Columbia is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Graduates are eligible for professional licensure in the state of South Carolina, but must complete the process and requirements for professional licensure in the state of their residency. For students who are not living and completing residency in South Carolina, please look at this information regarding medical licensure specific to individual states throughout the U.S.
The University of South Carolina maintains a site for Professional Licensure Information for all programs.