Why Choose USC School of Medicine Columbia?
We partner with local health care institutions to ensure we're a leader in primary care. Throughout your time here, you'll have the opportunity to get clinical experience in primary care as part of the curriculum. We're the first medical school in the country to integrate hands-on clinical ultrasound technology into all four years of the program.
Making an Impact on South Carolina
More than half of our students choose to practice in South Carolina after completing their education. Our state has a specific need for physicians trained to understand the needs of rural communities. We help you meet that need by focusing on rural medicine within our Florence Regional Campus and facilitating a third-year clerkship in a rural medical center.
Your hands-on experience extends far beyond your clinicals. You'll also have opportunities to work on interdisciplinary projects that have a big impact on patient care with students from other schools from the USC campus. You'll find our students conducting research and taking classes at the Arnold School of Public Health, in the biology department in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the College of Engineering.
Our strong relationship with the main University of South Carolina campus means we can offer all the resources of a Tier 1 research university. That includes access to all the research tools and funding you need to successfully complete an M.D./Ph.D. dual degree.
Our streamlined application process takes place through the AMCAS website. As one of three allopathic medical schools in South Carolina, admission into the School of Medicine Columbia is highly competitive.