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Program Requirements

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Resident Eligibility

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the program(s):

Current Students or Graduates of U.S. Medical Schools

Current students or graduates of AACOM or LCME-accredited medical schools will be offered interviews under the following circumstances:

  • Completion of medical school in four years or the minimum time required for the degree
  • No failed attempts on any portion of USMLE or COMLEX examinations
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current student or within two years of graduation from medical school

Current students or graduates of AACOM or LCME-accredited medical schools who have taken longer than four years to complete medical school or have any failed attempts on any portion of USMLE or COMLEX examinations will be considered on an individual basis. We will be unable to offer interviews to those with two or more failures on any portion of the USMLE or COMLEX examinations.

Individual consideration will be given to all students performing clinical rotations with a current member of our residency program or department.

Current Students or Graduates of Non-LCME or AACOM Medical Schools

Current students of a non-LCME accredited school will be offered interviews under the following circumstances:

  • ECFMG eligible
  • No failed attempts on any portion of USMLE or COMLEX examinations and a minimum USMLE score of 196

Graduates of a non-LCME accredited school will be offered interviews under the following circumstances:

  • ECFMG certified
  • Within two years of graduation from medical school
  • No failed attempts on any portion of USMLE or COMLEX examinations and a minimum USMLE score of 196

Resident Selection

Each program selects from eligible applicants on the basis of program-related criteria, such as preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. Unfortunately, we are unable to sponsor visas (including J-1 or H1-B) at this time.

The Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program training programs will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or any other applicable legally protected status.

The National Resident Matching Program system is the highest priority in resident selection. Residents obtained post-match, through SOAP, are selected on the same criteria as above. Each individual residency program has specific policies governing post-graduate physician trainee selection based on this policy, the RRC guidelines and Tidelands Health-Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, which governs all entities. It is the responsibility of the residency program director to screen candidates using these policies and program.