The Admissions Office uses the AMP system for the entire application process. Our
AMCAS deadline for Fall 2022 consideration is November 1, 2021. Secondary applications
will be sent to all applicants following receipt of the AMCAS application and preliminary
screening by our office. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for
the 2022 application cycle will be conducted via Zoom in our AMP application system
on Wednesday afternoons from September 2021 – March 2022. Offers of admissions will
be made on a weekly, rolling basis through March 2022 with a wait list beginning in
Due to COVID-19, we are not conducting campus tours or visits at this time. Please do not drop by without an appointment. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Note the following information regarding COVID-19 and our Admissions Cycles:
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
2020/2021, Summer 2020/2021 and/or Fall 2020/2021 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
2021-22 application cycle. The last MCAT test date for consideration this cycle will
be September 11, 2021. 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 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. (last update: 4/21/21)
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
timelines: (Fall 2021) or (Fall 2022) 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.