Doctor of Medicine


The M.D. degree is designed for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree. In special circumstances, some applicants are eligible to apply with 90 semester hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants must first apply through AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) and the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is required. For more information about this program please visit the College of Medicine Admissions site.

Refer to this link if you are interested in applying to the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD).

International Applicants

International applicants must have a permanent resident visa in order to apply to the regular MD program. This does not apply to those applying to the combined MD/PhD program (MSTP). International applicants to the MD/PhD program are considered with or without a permanent resident visa. 


MUSC College of Medicine participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Electronic applications may be accessed through the Association of American Medical Colleges

(AAMC) website at

To complete your file for the College of Medicine, a minimum of three, no more than five, individual letters of recommendation (at least 2 from science professors preferred) or a pre-medical advisory committee packet must be submitted. Letters of Recommendation or committee packets should be submitted through AMCAS.

A supplemental application is available online for applicants whose verified AMCAS application has been received. All applicants must complete the supplemental application for further consideration.

2019-2020 Application Statistics for MD

SC Residents

Out of State

Applied 549 3,163
Mean GPA scores of accepted applicants 3.80 3.84
Mean MCAT scores of accepted applicants 510* 514*

*as of 02/28/2020

These statistics do not apply to Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) applicants.

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2021 AMCAS Regular MD July 1, 2020 November 1, 2020
Fall 2021 MUSC Supplemental MD Application July 1, 2020 December 15, 2020