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Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1824
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Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine (MUSC)
Allopathic Medical School
Charleston
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  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 82 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 0 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $35,662
  • Non - Resident Tuition $62,126
  • Application Fee $95
  • AVG MCAT 511
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 68.0

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Admissions Information

  • Dean's Office
  • Suite 601, MSC 617
  • 96 Jonathan Lucas St.
  • Charleston 29425
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is a public institution of higher learning the purpose of which is to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina and beyond. The university provides an environment for learning and discovery through education of health care professionals and biomedical scientists, research in the health sciences and provision of comprehensive health care.

Curriculum

The goal of the College of Medicine is to produce caring and competent physicians who are capable of succeeding in their postgraduate career. The four-year program, which leads to an M.D. degree, is divided into two years of preclinical instruction which consists of education in the basic sciences and an introduction into clinical medicine, followed by two years of clinical science education. The curriculum, during the first two years, addresses four major objectives: provision of basic science concepts, acquisition of problem-solving strategies, development of skills which permit the performance of an adequate history and physical examination, and an introduction to the role of the physician in society. Throughout, emphasis is placed on small group instruction. The curriculum was changed in fall, 1999, to expand and improve opportunities for independent, self-directed learning. As a result, students are being exposed earlier to certain clinical skills.

Facilities

The College is committed to maintaining an educational environment for all students which prepares them for a career of excellence in the practice of medicine and service to their communities. We recognize the need to engender and support life-long learning to sustain and expand competence and performance throughout the physician's career. We acknowledge the importance of interdisciplinary education in the provision of accessible, high-quality health services. The College is committed to the continued development and expansion of biomedical research to extend the boundaries of health care for all people. Further, we support enhancement of research directed to improving access, enhancing quality and controlling costs of health care. The College participates in a medical center with broad capabilities and responsibility for the provision of tertiary/quaternary health services for citizens in the state. At the same time there is need to establish and nurture strong programs in primary health care to support current and future educational, research and service requirements.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 76
Negatively 1
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.66 80

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.83 65

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had a very positive experience throughout the admissions process with MUSC. The associate dean of admissions is very accessible and helpful at every point. She and her team provide clear information and communication and will go the extra mile to help you be the best candidate possible." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed speaking with current students at the school, and wished that I could have spent more time with students walking on campus and learn more about MUSC on the day of my interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Admissions process was smooth and very welcoming." More from this Member | Report Response

"They do a really great job getting back to you after you ask questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Less time in between individual interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Staff are extremely friendly and can answer any questions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"I thought they did a great job." More from this Member | Report Response

"I really felt like my interviewers were trying to trip me up. It did not feel like an opportunity for them to learn more about me. Instead I constantly felt like the interviewers were trying to challenge my worthiness to becoming a physician. And why are non-MDs interviewing candidates for medical school. It makes for a very awkward conversation about why you want to go to medical school instead of get a PhD!" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a perfect day, nothing needs to be changed." More from this Member | Report Response

"They have been really kind and helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"The staff here is EXTREMELY friendly, leave it to Charlestonians." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"My first interviewer she just peered through my file and asked me questions about my experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your leadership experiences." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will be the biggest difficulty for you in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do one thing to improve the new Healthcare Policy legislation, what would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths?...and?...and?...and?...and?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you want to become a nurse instead? (wtf)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"General why medicine, what you like/dislike about healthcare reform" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MUSC" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine/Why MUSC? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

"About my relationship with my father." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think you'll have the most trouble with in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MUSC? What is unique about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me the biggest health care concern...how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the healthcare reform? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine/MUSC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your background (schooling research etc)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you bring diversity to MUSC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you applying to MUSC as an out of state applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you feel is the status of healthcare today and how would you change it? Is healthcare a right or priv?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medical school? (Both interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you work here. What research are you doing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your strengths/weaknesses? tell me about leadership experiences...how would you be an asset? the usual..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are healthcare costs so large and why are they growing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you like to contribute to medicine? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain research experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor and what makes you better than the next applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you to South Carolina?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The standard: Why MUSC? Why Med., etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you expect med school to affect your social life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the toughest challenge facing medicine in the future?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what books you’ve recently read." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths/weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why MUSC and why should we pick you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. It was asked by everyone." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem facing healthcare in America?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has your patient care experience taught you about people?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should medical school accept you over someone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I chose my major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you better than any other applicant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. . ." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your Weaknesses." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you major in..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest health care problem today? (By both interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What books have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you do when you are stressed?" More from this Member | Report Response

""What experience have you had in a patient-care setting."" More from this Member | Report Response

"One interviewer asked ethical questions such as my feelings on abortion, the importance of teaching medical ethics courses in medical school, assisted suicide, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why didn't you choose biology as your major? (I have a BA in foreign language)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your favorite/least favorite class in undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your favorite musical artist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about this research you did." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a temper?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of animal would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your biggest inspiration and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your siblings do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could meet anyone in history who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had unlimited time and unlimited money, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you bring your background as a yoga teacher to your practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when you felt you were underappreciated?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your conversation piece? (wanted to know a hobby or particular interest, just phrased it like this)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about you sister" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of people irritate you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question related to child with bacterial meningitis and Christian Scientist parents." More from this Member | Report Response

"What 4 things would you do to change healthcare in this country?" More from this Member | Report Response

"*If you took the time to use these interview feedbacks to help you prepare, take the time to fill one out for the next person. Don't be selfish.* Question 3" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have one person to have dinner with (dead or alive) who would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some reasons why patients don't recieve the best possible care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ____ extracurriculum activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself. (This is your chance to take the interview in the direction that you want.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you think prescribes the most anti-depressants? (Ans: Primary Care physicians) " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about ______ experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"As a nurse tech, what did you learn from your patients about important qualities a doctor should have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary. A couple of what if scenario questions involving Patient Care and of course the inevitable healthcare question." More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually didn't get asked any really crazy questions, but one interviewer was very throrough and encouraged me to talk about experiences from high school as well as college." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too ''interesting''" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethical question about finding a copy of an exam (scheduled the next day) in the copy machine. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"For a given situation, you feel that the right course of action would be to prescribe riddalin (sp?) to a child; however, his parents are staunchly against the idea. What do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you believe family medicine is often viewed as a rather difficult field?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you have someone on high blood pressure medicine and they come back a month later and nothing has changed, what do you think is the cause and what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're in a crayon box...What color are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point is a fetus technically considered a fetus? This question came after a long line of ethical questions, and I honestly didn't know the answer to this one. So I just told him that. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you seen the movie ''Dream Girls?''" More from this Member | Report Response

"You really know Steve Spurrier's brother Graham?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was really more of a conversational atmosphere in both of my interviews" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any knowledge of Human Rights Issues?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many countries in the world have on paper a universal insurance plan for their citizens?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about the topic of evolution?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What book have you read that changed your outlook on life in general and when did you read it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics question dealing with cheating on a test." More from this Member | Report Response

"What disturbs you about MUSC?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a book you read in a literature class you took in college (tough to remember since I graduated a while ago)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever committed a felony?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all pretty mundane. They all just wanted to know about my research mainly." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of the pituitary gland?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a situation where you wanted something different than what others you were with wanted, and how you convinced them to go your way." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me your greatest failure and what you learned from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there time in your life when you had to undergo extreme emotions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical questions about future situations and why I think I'm ready for medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"All were very similar. Note: the MD/PhD interview process is TOTALLY seperate from the MD-only. Different profs and likely different questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"With all your clinical experience, what have you learned about patient expectations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences with minorities changed or enhanced your views of other races and cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about fencing." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is an amacrine cell? (In relation to the retina)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name the 9 planets of the solar system. Or name the colors of the rainbow." More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetical/Situational questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most difficult decision I ever had to make." More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with stress?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your ideal career." More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of medicine do you want to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be reborn in any country, which would it be based on their healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who are your role models?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i could travel anywhere, where would it be and who would i go with?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about music? " More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers asked a lot of ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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