Pathology Resident Application Process

Applications are due by November 1 the year prior to matriculation, though most successful applicants apply by October 1.

Residents are selected on a fair and equal basis without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Selection is based on aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics, and ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

All applicants are required to complete and submit via ERAS the common application form (CAF), board scores (USMLE or COMLEX) [a minimum passing score is required], at least 2 letters of recommendation, a personal statement, a dean's letter, a medical school transcript, a photo (photo's cannot be viewed until an interview has been offered), and for foreign medical graduates; ECFMG Status Report.

The minimum requirements for application are passing scores on Part I of the USMLE or COMLEX. For international medical graduates who need a visa, J-1 visas are supported by the department. Applicants must be able to obtain a South Carolina limited medical license.

On receipt of an application an email confirmation will be sent. The resident selection committee will review all complete applications, and a subset of the applicants will be interviewed. Only those applicants interviewed will be considered for the Match.  At the end of the interviewing period, the Resident Selection Committee objectively evaluates each candidate and prepares a list of applicants in rank order, which is then entered for the National Resident Matching Program.

The Medical University of South Carolina requires a background check and drug screen prior to employment.