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Med U South Carolina
State: South Carolina
Positions: 4
Years: 3
Average USMLE Step 1 Score of interviewed applicants: 244
Average USMLE Step 2 Score of interviewed applicants: 253
Percentage of applicants offered interviews who were AOA: 48%

Applied, Received Interview:
00015, University of Alabama, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 252, AOA
00080, University of Virginia, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 243, AOA
00084, Anonymous, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 243
00089, Anonymous, Step 1: 255, Step 2: 252, AOA
00092, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 253
00177, University of Oklahoma, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 246, AOA
00491, University of South Dakota, Step 1: 225, Step 2: 256
00546, Anonymous, Step 1: 248, Step 2: 253
00693, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 247, AOA
02651, Medical College of Wisconsin, Step 1: 254, AOA
02671, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 247
02674, Georgetown University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 241
03055, University of Texas, Houston, Step 1: 255, AOA
03107, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Step 1: 231
03117, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson, Step 1: 246, Step 2: 258, AOA
03837, University of South Carolina, Step 1: 244, Step 2: 261, AOA
03863, Anonymous, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 265, AOA
03870, Anonymous, Step 1: 260, Step 2: 265, AOA
03871, Anonymous, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 238
13890, Loma Linda University, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 255
14223, Florida International University, Step 1: 258, Step 2: 256
14238, Anonymous, Step 1: 256, Step 2: 275, AOA

Applied, No Interview:
00001, Ohio State University, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 259, AOA
00007, Washington University in St. Louis, Step 1: 236
00008, University of Virginia, Step 1: 240, Step 2: 262
00009, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 250, AOA
00085, Anonymous, Step 1: 242, Step 2: 259, AOA
00178, Anonymous, Step 1: 233, Step 2: 255
00424, Anonymous, Step 1: 222, Step 2: 225
00487, University of Wisconsin, Step 1: 216
00695, Boston University, Step 1: 248, AOA
01388, Anonymous, Step 1: 253, Step 2: 255
02546, Virginia Commonwealth University, Step 1: 228, Step 2: 257
02626, University of Louisville, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 220
02630, Anonymous, Step 1: 249
02995, Indiana University, Step 1: 245
03122, University of Virginia, Step 1: 243, Step 2: 246
03176, University of Louisville, Step 1: 236, Step 2: 226
03583, Anonymous, Step 1: 237, Step 2: 230
03632, Wright State University, Step 1: 211, Step 2: 236
03682, Anonymous, Step 1: 238, Step 2: 238
13904, Anonymous, Step 1: 249, AOA
13949, Anonymous, Step 1: 247
13965, Anonymous, Step 1: 263, AOA
14008, Jefferson Medical College, Step 1: 249, Step 2: 257
14009, Tulane University, Step 1: 247, Step 2: 245
14225, Anonymous, Step 1: 252, Step 2: 258
14226, Case Western Reserve University, Step 1: 231, Step 2: 247, AOA
14251, Anonymous, Step 1: 25
16941, Anonymous, Step 1: 257, AOA

Interview Experiences
8 interview, tour, lunch
Very friendly interviews with 6-7 faculty and chairman.
Nice lunch, Wine and cheese reception after interviews, at night went to a smoky bar.
Breakfast and intro by PD Long interview day (8 interviews) followed by tour and lunch
Dinner/mixer the night before, great breakfast with intro in library overlooking downtown Charleston. Broken into 2 groups: interviewing or touring building.
Well organized. 7 3/4-on-1 interviews. Pretty laid back questions
A bit of sitting around with many 3-4 on 1 interviews. Friendly residents/faculty. I was impressed with the program.
Long day, lots of interviews
Program Advantages
Location, good surgical numbers, good facilities and faculty
One of the most friendly and supportive atmospheres I saw. All the residents are great. Clinics are being overhauled. The chairman is a well known excellent pediatric ophthalmologist who is very interested in resident education. Opportunities for inte
Charleston is the major selling point. Peds and cornea are VERY strong, and Storm has good reputation in area.
Good comeraderie among residents and faculty Nice city Strong clinical training program
Good surgery, good clinical, beautiful facilities, beautiful city. Faculty is super friendly and they have a good reputation
Solid program. Good research if you want. Solid surgical numbers. Heavy pedi influence. The city of Charleston
Great clinical/surgical training. Charleston. Friendly. New chair making + changes w/ didactics and retina exposure.
Seem like nice people, Charleston is a nice city, not much research, I liked the new chair
Niceeeeeeeeeeeee city
Program Disadvantages
no county hospital
Not one of the busiest programs. Expensive city.
Charleston is expensive Older facilities
I had heard a ton about how good this program is before I went. When I got there I was somewhat underwhelmed. I don't think there are any major problems, but there is a ton of hype that is mostly just due to the amazing location. If you go, you should
Only thing I can think of is maybe not top notch fellowship matching. I'd definitely recommend looking at this program.
Reputation not very strong?
Low salary (PGY-2 salary is 48K or something like that)