COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
MUSC College of Medicine Facts and Stats
By the numbers:
COM Total Enrollment 708
Fall 2017 Incoming Class Statistics
Number of Applicants 4284
Number enrolled 168
Mean GPA 3.7
Average MCAT 509
Undergraduate Colleges Represented 47
S.C. Counties Represented 30
Other States Represented 12
Underrepresented in Medicine 19.6%
COM First-Year Student Expenses 2017-2018
Tuition $35,812 (In-state), $62,276 (Out-of-state)
Health insurance $2,018
Books/required expenses $3,350
Class of 2017 Residency Match Results:
The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine celebrated a successful residency match on national Medical School Match Day March 17, 2017. Of 171 fourth-year medical students who entered the National Residency Match Program (NMRP), 95.3 percent successfully matched. The national average is 94.3 percent.
“Residency training slots are becoming extremely competitive as the number of medical schools increases while the number of training slots essentially stays the same,” said MUSC College of Medicine Dean Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D. “I am pleased that the MUSC College of Medicine is matching our students at a slightly higher rate than the national average. Our students are outstanding and are competing very well for prestigious programs all over the country.”
DuBois also highlighted that a large number of MUSC students will remain in South Carolina for their training and nearly 32 percent will enter training in primary care, an area of significant need. A total of 44 students (27 percent) will remain in South Carolina to complete their residency training, 31 of those at MUSC. Nearly 32 percent of the class will be entering the primary care specialties of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medicine-Pediatrics, a number that increases to 38.7 percent when Obstetrics and Gynecology is included.
Of the specialties in which students will be pursuing their training, Categorical Internal Medicine led the way with the highest number of students at 24 (14.7 percent of the graduating class). Other popular specialties included Family Medicine (8.6 percent), Pediatrics (8 percent), Emergency Medicine (8 percent), Anesthesia (8 percent), Psychiatry (6.7 percent), Obstetrics and Gynecology (6.7 percent). Students also matched into General Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, Pathology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Neurology, Radiation Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and various other surgical sub-specialties. Students continued to match at prestigious institutions across the nation, and ten students (6.1 percent) will complete residency through the military.