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Accelerated Undergraduate to M.D., B.A.R.S.C. & M.D.

School of Medicine Columbia
South Carolina Honors College

In this innovative, fast track program, Honors students complete their undergraduate degree and medical degree in seven years.

The accelerated undergraduate to M.D. is a highly selective program for Honors College students and one of the most rigorous and challenging undergraduate programs offered by the University of South Carolina. Admittance to this degree program is based on a separate application process completed prior to matriculation.

Program Highlights

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    Accelerated Progression

    Fast track completion of medical degree with pre-med and honors requirements done in three years.

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    Financial Assistance

    Use undergraduate scholarships during first year of med school which begins in fourth undergraduate year.

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    Scholar Community

    Join a close-knit community of ambitious, like-minded students pursuing a pathway to medicine.

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    Extensive Support

    Get mentored by current medical school students who are program graduates and professional staff.

What You’ll Study

A student admitted into the accelerated undergrad to M.D. program pursues a B.A.R.S.C. degree and constructs an individualized program. The program includes completion of all pre-med and additional honors requirements in three years and has a significant research and thesis component. Medical school starts in the fourth year of the program and is completed in four years.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Laboratory Research

    Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field

    Medical Terminology

    Understanding and using specialized language and vocabulary in health care settings


    Building relationships and making connections with others to advance personal or professional goals

  • Research

    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Physician
  • Research Lab
  • Laboratory

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Medicine