Beginning this year, the Admissions Office is using a new application system called
AMP. We hope it will streamline the process for applicants. The 2021 AMCAS application
review process is in progress and the 2021 AMCAS application deadline is November
1, 2020. Secondary applications are only sent to applicants who are being considered
for interviews. All interviews will be virtual this year, via Zoom, on Wednesday afternoons
from September 2020 - March 2021. Offers of admission will be made on a rolling basis
through March 2021 with a waiting list beginning in April 2021.
Due to COVID-19, we are not conducting campus tours or visits. Additionally, since
all visitors are screened prior to entry to the School of Medicine facilities, please
do not drop by without an appointment. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
COVID-19 Information for 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle: Please note the following.
Pass/Fail & Online Coursework and Labs: For students who do not receive standard
letter grades or do not elect to receive standard letter grades during the Spring
2020, Summer 2020 and/or Fall 2020 semesters due to school closures and conversion
to online learning, we will accept pass/fail courses and online labs. Although the
School of Medicine Columbia does not have prerequisites, there are strongly recommended courses.
Letters of Evaluation: During the committee review, the School of Medicine Columbia
will remain cognizant of the fact that clinical and observational experience may be
more difficult to obtain along with letters accompanying these experiences.
MCAT: The School of Medicine Columbia will continue to require a MCAT score for the
2020-21 application cycle. It has to be taken no later than September 28, 2020 to be considered for the 2020-21 cycle. If you decide to retake the MCAT after submitting
your AMCAS application, please login to your AMCAS application and add your new MCAT
testing date. We will then receive your new score automatically from MCAT, once scores
are released. If you add a new MCAT exam date, the Admissions Committee will not make
a final decision regarding secondary application and interview invitations until all
MCAT scores are received.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office as needed. We also encourage prospective
students to check our website for updates. These changes continue to evolve over
time, and we will do our best to keep you informed.
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?
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
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.
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.