Medical University of South Carolina

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? Yes
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 12/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2003
Application fee: $75
Director of admissions: Ms. Wanda Taylor
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? YesThis school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: N/A

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Earliest date: October 1
-Latest date: March 15

Applicant’s response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Maximum time in weeks: 4 weeks
-Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
-Deposit to hold place in class: $286
-Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
-Deposit refundable prior to: May 15
-Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? Yes
-EDP application period begins: June 1
-EDP application period ends: August 1
-EDP applicants notified by: October 1

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

Applied
Interviewed
Accepted
Enrolled
Total:
1,141
388
193
146
In-state:
425
342
168
133
Out-of-state:
716
46
25
13
Women:
531
177
88
68
Minorities:
260
80
46
32
International:
5
0
0
0

Acceptance rate: 16.9%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.61

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.6
Verbal reasoning: 9.8
Physical sciences: 9.1
Biological: 9.9
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.):N/A
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.):N/A
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.):N/A
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.):N/A
Mixed disciplines and other:N/A

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): N/A
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): N/A
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): N/A
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): N/A
Mixed disciplines and other: N/A

Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.H.A.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
MCAT scores and 90sh. required. Baccalaureate degree preferred. MCAT by spring/fall of year prior to admission. SC residency is admission consideration. Mental ability; rated using undergraduate GPA and MCAT scores. Those passing the latter invited for interview. Noncognitive skills evaluated at interview. Letters of recommendation, leadership, clinical exposure to health care also important.