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Clemson/University of South Carolina (USC) School of Medicine Greenville Early Assurance Program

Program Overview

The Clemson University/University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USC) Early Assurance Program (EAP) provides an opportunity unique to students of Clemson University, a primary academic partner of the Greenville Health System.  The program provides admission into the USC School of Medicine Greenville for up to five Clemson students each year.  Prospective students will be able to apply early for admission into the program, and will receive an early offer of admission during the spring semester of their junior undergraduate year.  This is similar to the binding Early Decision program for medical schools; however, the EAP will allow students to receive an offer of acceptance to the USC School of Medicine Greenville by the end of the spring semester of their junior year.

*Note: All final admissions decisions will be made by the USC School of Medicine Greenville. Clemson acts as a facilitator of the process to make this opportunity available to Clemson University students. 

Program Details and Eligibility

All interested pre-medical students will be eligible to apply, provided they meet the following qualifications:

  • Rising junior at Clemson University, based on credit hours earned.
  • At least four semesters completed at Clemson University (semesters completed as a member of the Bridge to Clemson program are eligible).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.70
  • Minimum pre-requisite course GPA of 3.70.
  • Completion of the following courses at Clemson University, with scores of a C or higher, by the end of the fall semester of their junior year:*
    • BIOL 1100: Principles of Biology I with lab (BIOL 1030+1050 also acceptable)
    • BIOL 1110: Principles of Biology II with lab (BIOL 1040+1060 also acceptable)
    • CHEM 1010: General Chemistry with lab
    • CHEM 1020: General Chemistry with lab
    • CHEM 2230: Organic Chemistry I CHEM 2270: Organic Chemistry Lab
    • PHYS 2070: General Physics (PHYS 1220 also acceptable)
    • PHYS 2090: General Physics Lab (PHYS 1240 also acceptable)
  • Completion of the following courses by the end of their junior year.
    • PSYC 2010: Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC 2010: Introduction to Sociology
    • ENGL 1030: Accelerated Composition
  • No course may be completed on a Pass-Fail basis; a grade of "P" will not be accepted.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credit is used for any of the above courses, minimum GPA requirements must be achieved bin the course(s) completed as part of the student's enrolled curriculum plan.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry II, and Psychs II by the end of their junior year, as material from these courses is often present on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  However, these courses are not required by the the USC School of Medicine Greenville.
  • Note: Students may request an exemption to the requirement that all coursework be completed at Clemson University, if they have completed coursework at an institution other than Clemson.

Strong applicants will also have prior experience in a healthcare field.  Students are expected to gain enough experience to demonstrate during an interview a broad understanding of the expectations, responsibilities, and accountabilities of a physician. Applicants must score a total overall score of 504 or above on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  Applicants are not required to take the MCAT before applying to the the USC School of Medicine Greenville Early Assurance Program, but MCAT scores must be received no later than August 1st, following completion of the junior year.

*Note: All final admissions decisions will be made by the USC School of Medicine Greenville Clemson acts as a facilitator of the process to make this opportunity available to Clemson University students. 

Program Application and Timeline

Application submission information will be detailed here following the September 6 open date.

Date
Action
August 31
September 7
Informational sessions held for interested students
September 7
Application available
November 1
Deadline for all student submissions (Online and Email)
November – December
Applications considered by Clemson/USC School of Medicine Greenville EAP Committee
December – January
Clemson/USC SOM G Committee makes recommendations
March 1
One or two additional letter(s) of intent due to USC School of Medicine Greenville Admissions
March – April
Applicants interviewed and evaluated by USC School of Medicine Greenville Admissions
April 30
Deadline for student notification of acceptance
May 15
Deadline for accepting or rejecting offer of admission
Application Submission

Due: November 1st

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