MUSC students at graduation

Facts & Stats

Education By the Numbers

COM Total Enrollment - 761 
(includes M.D.,  M.D./Ph.D., and MPH candidates)

Diversity Among COM Students - 20%

Fall 2021 Incoming Medical Degree Class Statistics

Number of Applicants - 3813
First-year Students Enrolled in M.D. Program - 180
M.D. / Ph.D. Students - 6
Mean GPA - 3.75
Average MCAT - 511
Average Age - 23
Undergraduate Colleges Represented - 59
In-State - 93%
Out-of-State - 7%
S.C. Counties Represented - 26
Other States Represented - 7
Male -  42 percent
Female - 58 percent

COM First-Year Medical Student Expenses 2021 to 2022

Tuition and Fees - $37,500 (In-state), $66,849 (Out-of-state)
Health insurance - $2,433 (estimated)
Books/required expenses - $2,251

Link to MUSC Tuition & Fees

Class of 2021 Residency Match Results

The MUSC College of Medicine had a successful residency match in 2021 with 97.7% of 177 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 33 (18.6% of the graduating class).  Other popular specialties included Family Medicine (12.4%), Emergency Medicine (9.0%), Pediatrics (8.5%), Anesthesiology (6.2%), and Orthopaedic Surgery (6.2%)

A total of 59 (33.3%) students will remain in South Carolina to complete their residency training, with 40 of these students staying here at MUSC.  43.5% 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: Diagnostic Radiology (8), Pathology (6), General Surgery (5), Neurology (5), Psychiatry (5), Obstetrics and Gynecology (4), Ophthalmology (3), Dermatology (3), Urology (3), Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (3), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2), Pediatrics-Medical Genetics (2), Internal Medicine-Psychiatry (1), Plastic Surgery-Integrated (1),  Otolaryngology (1), and Vascular Surgery (1).

The Class of 2021 included four students who will enter military service, beginning their residencies at: Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA; San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX; Tripler Army Medical Center, HI; and UC Davis/Travis Air Force Base.