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Your application takes you one step closer to a Tier 1 research university, exciting partnerships with the Palmetto Health hospital system and an innovative curriculum that will set you up as a leader in your chosen field. 

How to Apply

We use the AMCAS application service as well as a supplemental application to the School of Medicine.


After you Apply 

It takes AMCAS four to six weeks to verify all your information before turning it over to us. Use this valuable interim to prepare for your interview and continue any clinical or volunteer opportunities with which you are involved. Be sure to review the admission timeline and ensure all your supplementary materials are submitted. 

If you would like to submit an update to your application, please complete the Application Update Form, and it will be added to your file for consideration. 


Letters of Recommendation

You'll need to submit three letters of recommendation with your AMCAS application. We highly recommend two of these be from faculty in the sciences, so that we may better understand your abilities in the basic sciences. The AMCAS has helpful information on how to request letters from your recommenders and what information should be included in the letters. 



An in-person interview will help us get to know you better and help you decide if our program is right for you. At the interview stage, we are extremely selective. We typically only interview 375 students out of 3,800 applicants.

How to Prepare for Your Interview

  • Do a series of mock interviews with your undergraduate career services 
  • Dress professionally
  • Be prepared to talk about your clinical and volunteer experience 

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