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COM Fact Sheet
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By the Numbers
COM Total Enrollment - 765
(includes M.D., M.D./Ph.D., and MPH candidates)
Diversity Among COM Students - 20%
Fall 2019 Incoming Medical Degree Class Statistics
Number of Applicants - 3893
First-year Students Enrolled in M.D. Program - 180
M.D. / Ph.D. Students - 9
Mean GPA - 3.8
Average MCAT - 510
Average Age - 23
Undergraduate Colleges Represented - 50
In-State - 93%
Out-of-State - 7%
S.C. Counties Represented - 24
Other States Represented - 8
Male - 55 percent
Female - 45 percent
COM First-Year Medical Student Expenses 2018 to 2019
Tuition - $37,550 (In-state), $66,850 (Out-of-state)
Health insurance - $2,150 (estimated)
Books/required expenses - $2,651
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.