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Student Mentors for Minorities in Medicine (SM3)

SM3 is an umbrella pipeline program that engages under-represented in medicine males and females in a mentoring process (academic and professional) which will prepare them for a future career in medicine. The A Gentleman and A Scholar and A Lady and A Scholar Mentoring Programs consist of a series of monthly large group sessions and individual one-on-one sessions with an assigned College of Medicine (COM) minority student mentors. This mentoring initiative is the efforts of the African American male College of Medicine class of 2010.  Subsequent classes of COM under-represented in medicine students have committed to maintain the program through intensive mentoring engagement throughout their medical school (3 year commitment).

Application cycle now open. Extended Deadline: Friday, October 2, 2015. Click the link below and download the application. For more information contact E’lisha Simmons Hobson at

Student Mentors for Minorities in Medicine Program Application

The Summer Medicine Academy

The Summer Medicine Academy is a one-week summer program designed to assist minority and disadvantaged students to prepare for entry into medical education training programs within South Carolina. This program is jointly sponsored by the South Carolina Area Health and Education Consortium (AHEC) and the College of Medicine. Fifteen (15) Academy Fellows take part in a week of clinical and didactic sessions on the campus of MUSC, a shadowing experience, as well as a community service project.  Didactic sessions and project topics focus on health disparities prevalent among South Carolinians. MUSC College of Medicine Faculty and Students participate in didactic sessions and supervise students’ shadowing experience.


Post-bacculaureate Reapplication Education Program (PREP)

 The Post-bacculaureate Reapplication Education Program is a joint intiative with the College of Charleston, funded by the College of Medicine to engage promising under-represented in medicine, rural and disadvantaged students in post-baccalaureate courses to prepare them for medical school. Students who successfully maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in courses are admitted to the College of Medicine. Two (2) to three (3) students participate in this program each year.

The Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is a pipeline program that provides selected students the opportunity to increase their Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores. The program proivdes six weeks of intense instruction and study. Students who are accepted in the program and choose to participate are also given opportunities to network with various clinicians through lunch seminars. In additon, these student recieve educational advise from the Center of Academic Excellence and the College of Medicine's faculty and staff.

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

College students who are interested in applying to MUSC's College of Medicine may participate in this program. Interested students are paired with current medical students for the day and engage in all activities with their hosting medical student. This includes attending class, small groups, student led activities and social activities. The day is contingent upon the hosting medical student's schedule. Any student interested in taking advantage of this opportunity must contact the Manager of Recruitment and Diversity Education.

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A Glimpse in Medicine

This program provides both local high school and interested college student groups with an opportunity to visit the MUSC campus and interact with current medical students. Local high school students visit the campus for one day and participate in forums with medical students and College of Medicine Faculty. The forums are designed to provide information concerning medical school as well as careers in medicine.  These students receive academic enrichment services from the College of Medicine.  Students are paired with a student mentor and attend Meet the Physician sessions at MUSC.


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