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Application for the College of Medicine


The M.D. degree is designed for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree. In special circumstances, some applicants are eligible to apply with 90 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants must first apply through AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) and the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is required. For more information about this program please visit the College of Medicine website at

Refer to this link if you are interested in applying to the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD).  Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD).

International Applicants

International applicants must have a permanent resident visa in order to apply to the regular MD program. This does not apply to those applying to the combined MD/PhD program (MSTP). International applicants lo the MO/PhD program are considered with or without a permanent resident visa. 

Application Process

MUSC College of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Electronic applications may be accessed through the Association of American Medical Colleges

(AAMC) website at

To complete your file for the College of Medicine, a minimum of three, no more than five, individual letters of recommendation (2 from science professors and 1 from a non-science professor) or a pre-medical advisory committee packet must be submitted. Letters of Recommendation should be submitted through AMCAS.

A supplemental application is available online for applicants who have completed the AMCAS application. All applicants must complete the supplemental application for further consideration.

2016-2017Application Statistics for MD

SC Residents

Out of State

Mean GPA scores of accepted applicants3.73.7
Mean MCAT scores of accepted applicants510*510*

*as of 03/22/2017

These statistics do not apply to Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) applicants.

Application Deadlines

Start TermApplication TypeAvailableDeadline
Fall 2018AMCAS Regular MDJuly 1, 2017November 1, 2017
Fall 2018MUSC Supplemental MD ApplicationJuly 7, 2017December 15, 2017




Last Published with Edits:September 18, 2017 2:55 PM 
Last Comprehensive Review:April 2017
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