Program Spotlight: Medical University of South Carolina

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Location: Charleston, SC

Number of students: 60 

Application Cycle: July 1- September 15th NOT on CASPA; NOT rolling admissions

Interview dates: November with acceptances offered by the end of January

Start date: End of May

Length of Program: 27 months

Public/Private: Private, but tuition is slightly lower for SC residents

HCE: No specific minimum, but a most "successful" students have a minimum of 500 hours

GPA: Minimum 3.0 for cumulative, prerequisite and Science-Math GPAs; C or greater in prerequisites (higher grade counts for prerequisite GPA, but both grades count for cumulative GPA)

Shadowing:  No specific requirement

The Good Stuff:

  • Prerequisites must be taken in last 10 years
  • Cadaver lab
  • Information sessions, both in person and through webinars, are offered periodically

Program Link: Medical University of South Carolina PA Program Website


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