Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston

Address

College of Medicine Dean's Office / 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 601 / PO Box 250617 / Charleston, SC USA 29425

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
95
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1824
US News Rank - Research
58
US News Rank - Primary Care
88
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 1M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.78
Median MCAT
511
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$95
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

There are no essay questions to write for the MUSC MD secondary process. When you get an email from them, click on a link in that email called either "Cost to Apply" or "Start your Application" and you should see what you need to do.

OOS applicants are asked to complete the: Close Ties Declaration Form

MSTP Applicant instructions:

The resume/CV should be a file attachment, and the essay portion has no defined char/word limit.

1. For the Resume/Personal History below, provide the following information in resume or curriculum vitae format:

  • education with dates
  • past employment
  • undergraduate or summer research experience(s) including number of hours in each
  • publications
  • academic honors, awards
  • extracurricular/community/professional activities
  • membership in professional organizations

2. For the Essay section, write a paragraph that includes discussion of the following:

  • why do you want to come to MUSC - MUST RESPOND TO THIS
  • research you want to pursue in graduate school

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

No secondary questions for the 2021–2022 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('20 – '21)

No secondary questions for the 2020–2021 application cycle.

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

No essay prompts.

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. What are your medical practice goals? (2,000 character limit)

2. If it has been more than six months since you completed your bachelors degree, please describe your employment status since that time (part-time, full-time, and dates). (2,000 character limit)

3. In what region of the country do you want to practice medicine? Why? (2,000 character limit)

4. What areas of medicine are you interested in at this time, or what areas do you plan to pursue? (2,000 character limit)

5. Do you have any accomplishments or experiences that make you a unique applicant? (2,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. For the Essay section, write a brief essay that includes discussion of the following: why you are applying to MUSC (MUST RESPOND TO THIS), previous research experience(s), current research interests, why you want to pursue the dual degrees, your long range goals

2. For the Resume/Personal History below, provide the following information in resume or curriculum vitae format: past employment, undergraduate or summer research experience(s), publications, academic honors, awards, extracurricular/community/professional activities, membership in professional organizations

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. For the Essay section, write a brief essay that includes discussion of the following: why you are applying to MUSC (MUST RESPOND TO THIS), previous research experience(s), current research interests, why you want to pursue the dual degrees, your long range goals

2. For the Resume/Personal History below, provide the following information in resume or curriculum vitae format: past employment, undergraduate or summer research experience(s), publications, academic honors, awards, extracurricular/community/professional activities, membership in professional organizations

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. For the Essay section, write a brief essay that includes discussion of the following: why you are applying to MUSC (MUST RESPOND TO THIS), previous research experience(s), current research interests, why you want to pursue the dual degrees, your long range goals

2. For the Resume/Personal History below, provide the following information in resume or curriculum vitae format: past employment, undergraduate or summer research experience(s), publications, academic honors, awards, extracurricular/community/professional activities, membership in professional organizations

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

No essays.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

No essays.

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