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Summer Pipeline Programs

MUSC’s summer pipeline programs offer unique opportunities for gifted high school or college students seeking to develop their STEM skills or pursue a career in medicine or a health-affiliated field.

College of Health Professions

COAST Program

Founded in 2017, COAST (Creating Opportunity & Academic Success for Tomorrow’s Therapists) promotes awareness of the physical therapy profession to underrepresented minority students, assists students applying to graduate physical therapy program, and provides mentoring and career exploration opportunities for interested students.

Learn more about the COAST Program

College of Pharmacy


Friday, August 2
The MUSC College of Pharmacy PharmDamentals program is specifically designed to engage high school students interested in STEM or healthcare careers and provide a fundamental understanding of the pharmacy profession.

Learn more about the PharmDamentals program

PREP Program

Friday, July 19
The one-day program introduces students to the many career options available in the pharmacy profession, engages students with nationally-recognized faculty - both clinicians and researchers - and teaches students how to prepare for the MUSC College of Pharmacy interview process.

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College of Medicine

AHEC Summer Careers Academy

June 2 to June 7
This one-week residential program is jointly sponsored by the South Carolina Area Health and Education Consortium (AHEC) and the College of Medicine. Fifteen Academy Fellows take part in a week of clinical and didactic sessions on the campus of MUSC, a shadowing experience as well as a community service project.

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Summer Institute

June 16 to July 26
The Summer Institute is a six-week program designed to help increase MCAT scores and provide professional development for aspiring medical school applicants. At the recommendation of the Admissions Committee, students are invited to apply for the program. Students who are accepted into the program take courses at MUSC administered by the Center for Academic Excellence. At the end of the program, students receive a certificate of completion. Along with the courses, opportunities to interact with health care providers and weekly seminars will be provided. Special topics include financial counseling, health disparities, wellness, writing personal statements, time management, and mock interviews.

Learn more about the Summer Institute