The College of Medicine admits approximately 160 students each year into its four-year medical curriculum. The students are awarded a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree upon their completion of the college’s academic requirements. Two years of integrated fundamental pre-clerkship instruction, one-year of clinical clerkship instruction and one year of clinical elective rotations comprise the nearly four years of educational effort leading to the M.D. degree. Students are taught, mentored, and supervised by MUSC faculty members.