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MUSC students at graduation

Facts & Stats

Fact Sheet COM (PDF)

By The Numbers

COM Total Enrollment - 732

Fall 2018 Incoming Medical Degree Class Statistics

Number of Applicants - 4303
Students enrolled in M.D. program - 165
M.D./Ph.D. students - 6
Mean GPA - 3.7
Average MCAT - 510
Average AGE - 23
Undergraduate Colleges Represented - 45
In-state - 151
Out-of-state - 14
S.C. Counties Represented - 25
Other States Represented - 9
Underrepresented in Medicine - 20.6 percent
Male - 54 percent
Female - 46 percent

COM First-Year Medical Student Expenses 2017 to 2018

Tuition - $35,812 (In-state), $62,276 (Out-of-state)
Health insurance - $2,018
Books/required expenses - $3,350

Class of 2018 Residency Match Results

The MUSC College of Medicine had a successful residency match on March 16, 2018, with a match rate of 93.2 percent for the 162 medical students who entered the 2018 Match.

The Class of 2018 included ten students who will enter military residencies including two students who received a Civilian Sponsored Deferment. In addition, two students matched into Urology residencies and six into Ophthalmology through the early match process.

Of the specialties in which students will be pursuing their training, Categorical Internal Medicine led the way with the highest number of students at 23 (15.2 percent of the graduating class). Other popular specialties included Family Medicine (9.9 percent), Pediatrics (9.3 percent), Emergency Medicine (8.6 percent), Anesthesia (7.3 percent), and Radiology (7.3 percent). Students also matched into General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Orthopedic Surgery, Urology, Radiation Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and various other surgical sub-specialties. Students continued to match at many prestigious institutions across the nation.

A total of 47 (31 percent) students will remain in South Carolina to complete their residency training, 33 of these staying with MUSC. Nearly 32 percent of the class will be entering primary care (including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medicine-Pediatrics), and this increases to 38.7 percent if Obstetrics/Gynecology is included.