Five College of Medicine students walking the campus.

Incoming Students

Welcome to the College of Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina. As the oldest medical school in the South, MUSC has a long and rich tradition of educating physician leaders for our state, country, and indeed the world. You have already proven yourself to be the kind of person who will become an excellent physician. In four years you will become one of the world’s most needed and greatest resources — a physician.

It is our intent during your time here at MUSC to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and humility required to serve your fellow man. You need to be prepared to change more than you have in any other educational pursuit. You will grow in many ways, but in none more important than the understanding that your learning will never end as you enter the profession of medicine. Being part of this profession is a tremendous privilege that begins and ends with service to others - this is why you will endure the long hours, the hard work, and the obligations. It is a calling of great personal sacrifice, but of unbelievable reward from helping others.

Things You Must Do

Meet your COM Team Co-Chairs

NetID and MUSC email account - Please make sure you have received the information for your NET ID and MUSC email. An email with this information was sent last month to your personal email account on file. If you have not received your NetID or have questions, please contact netid-mgr@musc.edu

Second Look - Join a virtual preview of life in the College of Medicine

New Student Info Form - Fill out this form. Before submitting this form, it would be helpful if you go to the MUSC Bookstore or any uniform shop to try on white coats to get the right size. The deadline was July 13, 2020; please submit soon if you have not already!

Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) - Please complete the Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) survey, which is administered annually by the AAMC to all first-year medical students. If you were accepted to an MD program in the U.S. in 2020 and have not yet received your MSQ link, email msq@aamc.org.

  • After completing the survey please email a copy of your survey confirmation to howards@musc.edu. Upon receipt of confirmation, your name will be entered for a chance to win a prize during orientation.

Student Health - Complete Student Health Packet information. For help with questions about the student health forms or concerns please email studenthealthins@musc.edu.
Deadline: August 1, 2020.

MyQuest Student Policy Modules – You will receive an email from MyQuest confirming your enrollment in the MyQuest course “2020 COM Educational Policies for Students – FLEX 2024”. This course is made up of three modules, each containing important policies related to the College of Medicine and FLEX24. Deadline to complete: August 12, 2020.

Things You Must Know

Flex 24 Academic Calendar (PDF)

Flex 24 Week 1 Schedule (PDF)

Anti-Racism Summer Reading Program Information (PDF)

Academic Coaching Programs (PDF)

COM Team Peer Mentoring Program (PDF)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Sign Up

Academic Charges - Please visit the Student Accounting Webpage for information regarding tuition, student billing, and refunds. 

Virtual Orientation and White Coat Ceremony Dates (PDF)

College of Medicine Technical Standards

Textbooks - Please use this link to access the list of required textbooks. *Please note, some of the textbooks are offered online through the library and do not need to be purchased.

Parking - Students can start to sign up for parking on the first day of classes. Parking on campus is limited, and is assigned on a first come, first serve system. For alternative parking options please contact one of the COM-Team Co-Chairs for recommendations.

Housing - If you have not arranged housing, please visit the Off-Campus Housing Webpage. There is also information for students to find roommates, if needed.

Personal Computer - The College of Medicine requires that all incoming medical students have a personal portable or laptop computer. If you plan to purchase a new laptop, tablet, etc. before the start of classes, the MUSC Innovation Station campus store offers a discount and bundle package deal to all MUSC students. For information on laptop standards and hardware/software requirements, please visit the COM Laptop Standards webpage.

Hurricane Preparedness Information

Helpful Information

COVID-19 Portal & Student Resources

COM Student Affairs

COM Wellness Program

Center for Academic Excellence

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Behavioral Support Intervention Team (BSIT)

Scholarship Application

Student Resources

Office of Student Programs and Diversity

Wellness Center

Campus Map (PDF)