Department of medicine

How to Apply: Post Graduate Year One

 National Resident Matching Program
 Interview Slots
 Application Requirements
 Additional Requirements & Guidelines

National Resident Matching Program
For the first year of postgraduate training, MUSC programs participate in the National Resident Matching Program.  Registration for the matching program is handled through the Dean's Office of the applicant's medical school.

You can learn more about the National Resident Matching Program by contacting them directly.  Their contact information is listed on their Web site at:
Applications will be accepted at MUSC up to the closing date set by the NRMP.  However, due to of the volume of applications received for review, interview and rank, it is in the applicant's best interest to have applications and supporting materials submitted via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) at the earliest opportunities.

Interview Slots
Once an applicant has been invited for an interview, interview slots are available on a first-come, first served basis.  Instructions for consideration will be given to married couples who want to do residencies at MUSC in either the same or different programs.  Please be sure the program director notes that information during the interview process.

Application Requirements: Post Graduate Year One
Applicants should be sure that all support materials, including the Dean's Letter, transcript, and other recommendations use the same name, whether the applicant chooses to retain the birth name, assume a married name or hyphenated name, or use a legally changed name.  Not doing so may result in two separate and incomplete files.

The following is a list of requirements that must be met and materials that must be received before each applicant's file is considered complete:

How to Apply
- Postgraduate Year One
- Postgraduate Year Two & Three
- Foreign Medical Graduates
- Electronic Residency
  Application System (ERAS)
Residency Applicant Links
- Welcome Message
- How to Apply
- What to Expect on Interview Day
- Educational Program Staff
- General Curriculum
- About Charleston
- Vacation & Benefits
- Off Campus Housing
- Post-Residency Plan
- Resident Candidate Packet
- Medicine/Pediatrics Residency
- Medicine/Psychiatry Residency
Current Resident Links
- Meet the Current Residents
- Resident Toolbox
- Global Health at MUSC
- Diversity and Inclusion

 Completed application with a recent photograph
 Dean's letter
 Official transcript
 Two letters or recommendation provided by faculty familiar with the applicant
 Additional recommendations from physicians also may be submitted, but are not required
 Personal interview
 Step I of the USMLE examination must be passed on the first attempt
 If available, Step II USMLE scores should be submitted via ERAS
 DO students must score a minimum of 88 on COMLEX level 1

Additional Requirements & Guidelines
The Department of Medicine accepts applications only through
ERAS.  Do not FAX or email any application materials.

Physician's accepted into the training programs must be licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina before they can begin appointments.  For more information, please contact the State Board of Medical Examiners for South Carolina.


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