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School of Medicine

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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?

Your Background

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. 


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 they're 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. Consequently, although the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), thereby making its graduates eligible for professional licensure in the state of South Carolina, you must complete the process and requirements for professional licensure in the state of your residency. For students who are not living and completing residency in South Carolina, the following link provides 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. To view this information, visit the link.

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