MUSC students at graduation

Facts & Stats

COM Fact Sheet

Browse the College of Medicine's Fact Sheet for information about our college, degree programs, research portfolio, clinical care, and more.

Education By the Numbers

COM Total Enrollment - 771 
(includes M.D.,  M.D./Ph.D., and MPH candidates)

Diversity Among COM Students - 19%

Fall 2023 Incoming Medical Degree Class Statistics

Number of Applicants - 3680
First-year Students Enrolled in M.D. Program - 180
M.D. / Ph.D. Students - 6
Mean GPA - 3.82
Average MCAT - 511
Undergraduate Colleges Represented - 48
In-State (MD only) - 94%
Out-of-State (MD only) - 6%
S.C. Counties Represented - 22
Other States Represented - 9
Male -  41 percent
Female - 59 percent

COM First-Year Medical Student Expenses 2023 to 2024

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 2023 Residency Match Results

The MUSC College of Medicine had a successful residency match in 2023. As of Match Day (March 17), 99% of the 158 graduating students of the Class of 2023 (M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs) had secured a residency position. We are pleased to report further that, as of the end of March, 100% of our graduating students secured 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 21 (13.3% of the graduating class).  Other popular specialties included Pediatrics (9.5%), Family Medicine (8.9%), Diagnostic Radiology (7.6%), and Anesthesiology (7%).

A total of 56 (35.4%) students will remain in South Carolina to complete their residency training, with 44 of these students staying at MUSC.  39.2% 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: Emergency Medicine (10), General Surgery (8), Obstetrics and Gynecology (8), Orthopedic Surgery (8), Pathology (5), Medicine-Pediatrics (4), Ophthalmology (4), Dermatology (3), Otolaryngology (3), Psychiatry (3), Plastic Surgery (2), Interventional Radiology (2), Neurology (2), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2), Urology (2), Medicine-Psychiatry (1), Radiation Oncology (1), and Thoracic Surgery (1).

Members of the class also matched into highly competitive residency programs across the U.S., including the University of California-San Diego, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Northwestern, Duke, Brown, Stanford, NYU, Yale, University of Alabama-Birmingham, University of Virginia, Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, Beth Israel Deaconess (Harvard), Children’s National Hospital (DC), UNC, and many others.

The Class of 2023 includes nine students who will enter military service, beginning their residencies at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (4) in Bethesda, MD; Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio; Madigan Army Medical Center in McChord, WA; Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV; Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI; and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, CA.


The cost of attendance is a guideline for students to maintain a manageable amount of student loan debt.