Master of Science in Medical Sciences at MUSC - one year program designed to prepare students for Medical, Dental, and other Professional Schools
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences at MUSC - two year program
How do I shadow a doctor?
Pre-Health Mentorship Program NEW: find a health professional to serve as your mentor.
SCRUBS Healthcare Mentor Program at Roper Hospital in Charleston
Volunteer at SCDDSN Coastal Center, a residential facility serving persons with disabilities and special needs. 9995 Miles Jamison Rd., Ladson, SC, 29485; (843) 873-5750
Enrichment Opportunities Abroad: Please read the guidelines below before participating in mission trips and health outreach abroad. Pre-Health students are not licensed practitioners, and it is unethical and unsafe for them to practice medicine in another country, even if that country does not restrict medical practice.
Learn Which Profession is Right for You:
Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
for American Indians and Alaska Natives provides financial support in exchange for a minimum two-year service commitment within an Indian health program in your chosen health professional discipline.
NHSC Scholarship Program Non-military scholarships for health-professional students who want to go into primary care and are willing to serve in a high-need community
Programs for Disadvantaged Students:
For Native Americans:
Science and Math Pre-Requisites to Take Before Applying:
Post-Baccalaureate Programs offer students who were able to complete all prerequisites in college the opportunity to take the required science courses prior to applying to medical school or to other Pre-Health Graduate Programs. Graduates of Post-Baccalaureate Programs typically enjoy high success in Medical School admissions. You can search available programs by various criteria at this AAMC web site: Search Postbac Programs.
Also, if you want to be enlisted in the military, this is a good option: Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) .
For Reapplicants: If you need to Boost your science GPA or improve your MCAT scores, many schools now offer one-year Masters in Biomedical Science programs that are designed to help students transition into medical/dental/veterinary school. Just search "masters biomedical science" to find a program suited to you.
Medical School to become an MD physician (Allopathic Medicine):
Good news for Citadel Cadets: The MUSC College Of Medicine Admissions committee uses the Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges competitiveness rankings of undergraduate schools to adjust applicants’ undergraduate GPA. The Citadel is ranked as a ‘competitive school’ so graduates receive a GPA boost of .19. Graduates of The Citadel Honors College receive a GPA ‘boost’ of .34 to their overall GPA.
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International Medical Schools: Listed below are International Medical Schools whose graduates are eligible to be licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states and that qualify for Federal Student Aid
Other Medical School Information:
Please note that beginning in 2015,
the MCAT will place more emphasis on Psychology and Sociology
and has a new score scaleMCAT
(registration information, purchase practice tests, etc.)
Free MCAT Prep from Khan Academy -
There are 4 links to various types of practice questions at the top, and below that are links to lectures on the various “Foundational Concepts”
Dental Day at MUSC
is held each year. Pre-Dental students spend a day on campus meeting faculty, students and staff while learning about admissions, financial aid and dental specialties.
MUSC, Student National Dental Association's Impressions Program
is held each summer.
Participants will learn about Dental School and the application process; they also participate in dental labs. For more information call Jami Cokley at 843-792-6874 or visit the SNDA Facebook Page
MUSC College of Health Professions
: Information Sessions are held every semester in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina. Optional campus tours will begin one hour before the information session. The info sessions for the spring semester will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 5pm and Friday, March 20th at 2pm. The info sessions for the summer semester will be held on Friday, June 26th at 2pm and Thursday, July 16th at 5pm. Click here to register for a session.
Centralized Online Application Service for PA Programs
Nursing: For information about Nursing school, you may visit the following web pages
- a selective program of the U.S. Government that helps alleviate the critical shortage of nurses currently experienced by certain types of health care facilities located in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Upon graduation, NURSE Corps Scholarship recipients work at these facilities for at least two years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.
Master's Level Entry to become a nurse after graduating with a non-nursing degree from The Citadel:
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Naturopathic Health Care:
A licensed naturopathic doctor (ND) attends a four-year, graduate-level naturopathic medical school and is educated in all of the same basic sciences as an MD, but also studies holistic and nontoxic approaches to therapy with a strong emphasis on disease prevention and optimizing wellness. In addition to a standard medical curriculum, the naturopathic physician also studies clinical nutrition, homeopathic medicine, botanical medicine, psychology, and counseling. A naturopathic physician takes rigorous professional board exams so that he or she may be licensed by a state or jurisdiction as a primary care general practice physician. Please see the AANMC’s Professional Competency Profilefor more information. Additional information on naturopathic schools can be found on the American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges Web site.
Pharmacy and Health Sciences:
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