Facts & Stats
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 2019 Residency Match Results
The MUSC College of Medicine had a successful residency match on March 15, 2019 with 99% of 167 first time 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 20 (12% of the graduating class). Other popular specialties included Pediatrics (11.4%), Family Medicine (8.4%), Anesthesiology (7.2%), Emergency Medicine (6.6%), General Surgery (6.6%), and Obstetrics and Gynecology (6.6%)
A total of 55 (33%) students will remain in South Carolina to complete their residency training, with 40 of these students staying here with at MUSC. 40.6% 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 multiple competitive subspecialties: Ophthalmology (5), Orthopaedic Surgery (6), Otolaryngology (1), Urology (2), Plastic Surgery (2) and Cardiothoracic Surgery (1). Other specialties represented include Radiation Oncology, General Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Students continued to match at many prestigious institutions across the nation.
The Class of 2019 included eight students who will enter military residencies, including programs at Walter Reed Medical Center, Naval Medical Center-San Diego, Wright-Patterson AFB, and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.