The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is committed to holding true to our mission to improve the health of the people of South Carolina. As one of three allopathic medical schools in South Carolina, admission into the School of Medicine is highly competitive. Applicants admitted to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine are selected by an admissions committee comprised of members of the basic sciences and clinical sciences faculties of the School of Medicine, University faculty, medical students and area clinicians.
While most medical students complete their core clinical training
When making selections of applicants, members of the Admissions Committee recognize that they are selecting future physicians. Therefore, the admissions procedure is designed to select applicants who possess the individual intellectual and personal characteristics required for both the study and practice
The selection criteria for admission includes the following:
"Day-in-the-Life of a Medical Student" Program The Admissions Office provides various services for prospective students and current applicants including a shadowing opportunity, a "Day-in-the-Life of a Medical Student" program. The "Day in the Life of A Medical Student" shadowing program allows participants to shadow a first year medical student for the day. Participants may attend first year lectures, labs, and tour the SOM-Campus (we do not offer shadowing in clinical departments). The program is being offered September 15, 2016 - November 18, 2016 and January 16, 2017 - April 14, 2017. Please complete the form below and the Office of Admissions will match you with a medical student and contact you to arrange a day for you to visit.
“Day in the Life” Sign-Up Form
Questions? Please contact the Office of Admissions at Admissions@uscmed.sc.edu or (803) 216-3625.