One of the ways The Medical Society of South Carolina ensures gifted South Carolina students can pursue medical careers is by providing the scholarships that make their education possible.
The truth is, the cost for medical school continues to rise. In 2013–2014, annual tuition and fees at public medical schools averaged nearly $31,783 for state residents and $55,294 for non-residents. At private schools, tuition and fees averaged $52,093 for residents and $50,476 for non-resident students. These figures don’t include health insurance, housing, or living expenses.
With those growing numbers in mind, The Medical Society of South Carolina created The Roper St. Francis Physicians Scholars Fund, one of the largest scholarships at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The fund, which began in 2012, provided one full scholarship and two half scholarships to in-state students from each new class. Recipients who meet the program’s grade requirements receive financial support throughout their four-year education and training. Today, the fund has grown to provide three full scholarships and six half scholarships to MUSC students – helping to ensure the best and brightest medical minds can get the education they need – in the state they love to call home.