MUSC students at graduation

Facts & Stats

By the Numbers

COM Total Enrollment - 765 
(includes M.D.,  M.D./Ph.D., and MPH candidates)

Diversity Among COM Students - 20%

Fall 2020 Incoming Medical Degree Class Statistics

Number of Applicants - 3700
First-year Students Enrolled in M.D. Program - 180
M.D. / Ph.D. Students - 8
Mean GPA - 3.77
Average MCAT - 509
Average Age - 23
Undergraduate Colleges Represented - 46
In-State - 90%
Out-of-State - 10%
S.C. Counties Represented - 26
Other States Represented - 9
Male -  44 percent
Female - 56 percent

COM First-Year Medical Student Expenses 2020 to 2021

Tuition and Fees - $31,001 (In-state), $53,001 (Out-of-state)
Health insurance - $2,433 (estimated)
Books/required expenses - $2,500

Link to MUSC Tuition & Fees

Class of 2020 Residency Match Results

The MUSC College of Medicine had a successful residency match on March 20, 2020 with 97% of 166 senior applicants securing a residency position.

Of the specialties in which students will be pursuing their training, Categorical Internal Medicine led the way with the highest number of students at 25 (15.1% of the graduating class).  Other popular specialties included Family Medicine (12.0%), Pediatrics (10.8%), Categorical General Surgery (9.0%), Anesthesiology (6.0%), Emergency Medicine (5.4%), and Psychiatry (5.4%)

A total of 49 (29.5%) students will remain in South Carolina to complete their residency training, with 31 of these students staying here at MUSC.  44.0% of the class will be entering primary care (including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Medicine-Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology).

Students also matched to programs in other competitive subspecialties: Dermatology (5), Diagnostic Radiology (5), Internal Medicine-Psychiatry (2), Interventional Radiology (2), Neurosurgery (1), Neurology (4), Ophthalmology (2), Orthopaedic Surgery (3), Otolaryngology (4), Pathology (3), Pediatrics-Medical Genetics (1), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (3), Plastic Surgery-Integrated (2), Thoracic Surgery (1), Vascular Surgery (1), and Urology (1).

The Class of 2020 included five students who will enter military service, beginning with their residencies at: Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA; Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA; San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX; Tripler Army Medical Center, HI; and Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA.