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Application for the Certificate in Biomedical Sciences


The Certificate Program in Biomedical Sciences is a one-year program specifically designed to provide students with a structured opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the challenges of applying to and succeeding in medical and other professional schools. The program contains didactic coursework at the graduate professional level, professional skills development sessions, standardized test preparation, and clinical exposures to form a complementary skill set to those that have been acquired at the undergraduate level.


Prerequisites for the program include obtaining at least a baccalaureate degree with coursework appropriate for admission to medical and other professional schools. For suggestions for coursework to take to apply to the College of Medicine at MUSC click here: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/com/admissions/applying_college/

Applicants should also have taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or other required standardized test within three years of the date of matriculation. Coursework for the certificate program will include standardized test taking tutoring and strategies to prepare for retaking the test.

Application Process

Applications may be submitted at any time within the dates specified below. You need to fill in the application completely and arrange to have three letters of reference and copies of official MCAT, or other standardized test, scores sent to the Office of Enrollment Management. You will also need to submit official transcripts from all prior institutions before an application will be considered complete. All applications to the College of Graduate Studies must be submitted online.

Previous MUSC Applicants

Students who have previously applied to MUSC’s medical school within the last three years are especially encouraged to apply. If you have previously applied, you may use the same CollegeNet ID and password to apply for the certificate program as you used previously to apply to medical school. Much of your information should pre-populate from your previous medical school application. Make sure to update your contact information if it has changed since you previously applied. In this case, you DO NOT need to fill out the essay, CV, or reference letters sections, as we will obtain this from your previous medical school application. We will also evaluate your MCAT scores and coursework from the AMCAS application, but you will need to send in official transcripts for coursework completed since the AMCAS was submitted.

Disclaimers: Please note that successful completion of this program is in no way a guarantee of an interview or acceptance into medical school at MUSC or anywhere else. To be eligible for financial aid, students must be admitted and enrolled in a degree program offered by the Medical University of South Carolina. Students enrolled in graduate certificate programs are not eligible for such support.

Application Deadlines

Start TermApplication TypeAvailableDeadline
Summer 2014RegularDec 1, 2013April 15, 2014

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September 17, 2013 4:13 PM

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