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2012-2013 Medical University of South Carolina Application Thread

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2017)' started by gettheleadout, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. gettheleadout

    gettheleadout MS-3 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Space reserved for prompt.

    Please PM the essays or lack thereof to me when the secondary is available and I will update this.

    Good luck to everyone applying! :luck:
     
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  3. Renaissance Man

    Renaissance Man Saving the World 7+ Year Member

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    MUSC was one of my favorite medical schools. Here is a link to my experiences with the interview day. I hope you find it helpful and I will probably be in here quite a bit to answer any questions. Good luck everyone!
     
  4. Lmai22

    Lmai22 2+ Year Member

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    I am OOS and received my secondary today. Has anyone else? Thanks.
     
  5. runrunrudolph1

    runrunrudolph1 trauma surgery 7+ Year Member

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    IS received secondary today. Submitted! Good luck everyone:luck:
     
  6. K M R

    K M R Banned

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    KS resident but very strong ties to SC ... worth applying here with 3.77/3.60/33? Thanks!!
     
  7. Renaissance Man

    Renaissance Man Saving the World 7+ Year Member

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    Yes. Really strong stats and they love applicants with close ties. Beware of OOS price though.
     
  8. Praefectus

    Praefectus MS-0

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    I'm out of state with no ties to the state, other than vacations to HHI, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston. I have strong stats and I've been sitting on the secondary for a while, but I don't want to throw money away. What should I do?
     
  9. Renaissance Man

    Renaissance Man Saving the World 7+ Year Member

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    If you are worried about the price of the secondaries the $80,000+ a year in OOS tuition is probably going to be bothersome. MUSC is a great, underrated program in an amazing city. With strong stats you probably could get an interview without having close ties.
     
  10. Praefectus

    Praefectus MS-0

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    The price of the secondary doesn't really matter ($95 is another drop in the bucket when you look at the big picture), but I don't want to throw away good money that could go towards another secondary if I know that I won't get an interview. The OOS tuition is a killer. Nonetheless, I appreciate your comment since you've given me something to think about.
     
  11. jdlykins91

    jdlykins91 2+ Year Member

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    Anybody know about the approximate timeline on receiving secondaries? I am OOS applicant (not sure whether or not that makes a difference!), but I have received secondaries from several of the other schools I've applied to. I know every school is different, but I'm hoping that someone can provide some insight!!! Thanks!!!
     
  12. jdlykins91

    jdlykins91 2+ Year Member

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    Nevermind... Just received the secondary invite... Was verified about a week ago.
     
  13. Gnomo

    Gnomo Banned

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    OOS tuition for the MD program at MUSC is $30,000 for M1, M2, and M4 and $35,000 for M3. There are, of course, fees to pay in addition to that. If you can control your room and board and other expense, it's not a bad deal.

    http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/em/records/fees_12.html
     
  14. medhopeful12

    medhopeful12 2+ Year Member

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    yes, $30,000 per term. $60,000 per year for just tuition, not including fees, housing, living expenses, etc.
     
  15. Gnomo

    Gnomo Banned

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    Well darn. You're right. $60k for three years, $70k for one year. That's $250k, and that's just tuition.

    Now I understand why so many people consider primary care but decide against it when the numbers just don't add up.
     
  16. Renaissance Man

    Renaissance Man Saving the World 7+ Year Member

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    This. I applied, got interviewed, accepted, and dealt with MUSC's financial aid office for months. I wasn't blowing smoke up you know where, I know what tuition is for OOS. Still love the program though.
     
  17. Gnomo

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    Do they grant IS status after the first year?

    Also, do you know if USC does? That's what I've heard but I couldn't find it anywhere on their website.
     
  18. bozmajeh

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    Yes, USC grants in state tuition after first year.
     
  19. Renaissance Man

    Renaissance Man Saving the World 7+ Year Member

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    Whatever your status is when you enter MUSC as a first year is what you will be for the next 4 years (unfortunately). This is a fairly new policy that I thought all of SC schools were doing. However, I didn't apply to USC so I don't know anything about them. The only way to change your residency once you have started is by marrying someone who is a SC resident.
     
  20. f1generation

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    Are there any essays for this secondary?
     
  21. runrunrudolph1

    runrunrudolph1 trauma surgery 7+ Year Member

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    No love from MUSC?? Anyone?! Hoping to hear soon, one of my fave schools!
     
  22. Nandrolone

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    GL! I waited 3 weeks before they sent me a secondary...and when I opened it, I saw that you had to mail it in..so I called it quits.
     
  23. GoBriightly

    GoBriightly 5+ Year Member

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    MSTP interview invite this morning! super excited! GL everyone!
     
  24. clemsonalum2012

    clemsonalum2012 2+ Year Member

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    Has anyone received an ED interview invite?
     
  25. Wishing4MD

    Wishing4MD 2+ Year Member

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    Does anyone have the secondary they can post for us please?
     
  26. IanMalcoRaptor

    IanMalcoRaptor 2+ Year Member

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  27. clemsonalum2012

    clemsonalum2012 2+ Year Member

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    MUSC ED Interview 9/21!
     
  28. ChampoftheWorld

    ChampoftheWorld 2+ Year Member

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    For any MSTP candidates out there...is there a separate secondary for the program or is it just the MD secondary?
     
  29. ddc150

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    Anyone having trouble submitting the online secondary form? It says I am missing 2 omissions before submission but don't see what they are talking about..
     
  30. GoBriightly

    GoBriightly 5+ Year Member

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    I'm not entirely sure. I basically just got sent a link to the secondary and selected my program (MSTP), which took me to their application. I just had one long essay about why MUSC, why MD/PhD, research experiences and then the standard filling in information like pre-reqs, etc.
     
  31. medhopeful12

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    Any regular MD, non early decision invites yet? I know they won't start oos invites until october, but wondering if they've at least started IS invites.
     
  32. DocKaladin

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    Yep. I am IS, non early-decision, reg. MD, and I have my interview on the 21st. I think I got the II about a week and a half ago.
     
  33. IanMalcoRaptor

    IanMalcoRaptor 2+ Year Member

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    I am IS, no early decision, reg MD, and got an invite to interview two days ago. for the 21st. good luck
     
  34. CRCprofessional

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    DO NOT apply! I am an MUSC employee applying to medical school. I've been to their admissions meetings and they say unless you have STRONG ties to the state, the likelihood is slim to none.
     
  35. Member212920

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    Question: Is the application on the MUSC website a part of the secondary application or is it something that should be submitted right after the AMCAS is submitted? I feel like I read two different things and that their application shouldn't be submitted until they receive the AMCAS.

    Thanks!
     
  36. Jojoviss

    Jojoviss 2+ Year Member

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    Just finished interview Friday and find out about Early Decision acceptance on the 26th of August. Good luck to everyone.
     
  37. Jojoviss

    Jojoviss 2+ Year Member

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    I believe when I did it, they sent me an email with my secondary application detailing what to fill out and where to fill out the forms. The app on their website is part of the secondary application.
     
  38. ChampoftheWorld

    ChampoftheWorld 2+ Year Member

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    What day were you complete and what are your stats if you don't mind me asking?

    Any other MSTP interview invites out there?
     
  39. GoBriightly

    GoBriightly 5+ Year Member

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    Complete 8/9 (screened in for secondary on that same day... they have to receive all your letters first and then evaluate you to decide if they want to give you a secondary. My letter were in in 7/26)

    Stats: GPA>3.8, MCAT>32 (but not crazy high like most MSTP applicants), I have A LOT of research, so I have a feeling that helped me.
     
  40. Superwoman MD

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    Yep, Im OOS trying to get consideration for strong ties.. Received II today!!
     
  41. CRCprofessional

    CRCprofessional

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    What's the secondary prompt?
     
  42. ClemsonFirst

    ClemsonFirst MD 2017 2+ Year Member

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  43. 101589

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    Did any RD applicants hear back recently? Acceptances are supposed to start coming out this week right?
     
  44. Bulls2017

    Bulls2017 2+ Year Member

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    Any more recent II go out yet?
     
  45. heyitsben

    heyitsben 5+ Year Member

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    RD applicants won't start finding out til Halloween!
     
  46. neural432

    neural432 2+ Year Member

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    Just received an invite last Friday for 11/16! Keep the faith!
     
  47. p3anut

    p3anut 2+ Year Member

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    OOS with close ties. II for December. :)
     
  48. 101589

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    hey, how do you know we don't find out till October? I saw in last year's forum that they found out October 26th
     
  49. heyitsben

    heyitsben 5+ Year Member

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    They told us during the interview. They meet on the last Tuesday of every month and send out acceptances after that
     
  50. 101589

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    ok cool...good luck to you! I hope we both get good news today!
     
  51. heyitsben

    heyitsben 5+ Year Member

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    Same to you!! Just got my acceptance by email!!!
     

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