For School of Medicine Columbia-specific news and announcements related to COVID-19,
including information about testing, visit the
SOMC COVID-19 webpage.
News and Announcements
There is always something new happening at the School of Medicine. Check back often
for all of our most recent news and announcements.
Given the unprecedented circumstances that accompanied this year, every aspect of
our hooding and commencement ceremonies had to be reconsidered to ensure a safe environment
while truly highlighting the accomplishments of our graduates. Our 2021 hooding video
captures many memorable moments from these events.
Watch the video
The School of Medicine Columbia has been approved to hold a virtual Commencement and
in-person Hooding Ceremonies. Visit the Commencement and Hooding webpage for more information.
The Research Center for Transforming Health, which is based in the University of South
Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, recently announced the 2021 Transformative Research
Seed Grant awardees.
We're #1: UofSC SOMC Tops Ranking for Graduates in Underserved Areas
The 2022 US News and World Report graduate school rankings were released on March
30, and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia was ranked #1 for the percent of graduates practicing in medically underserved areas! Read an article outlining all of the university’s graduate school rankings.
On March 19, 2021, we had 99 students match into residency programs. Nearly a third
of the Class of 2021 will remain in South Carolina with many accepted into programs
at Prisma Health. Also, as in prior years, the percentage of our students pursuing
residencies in primary care specialties is above the national average (44% vs. 39%
View the Match Day Report [pdf]
School of Medicine Columbia leadership will host a virtual town hall to address
COVID-19 testing and vaccines on January 12 (Tuesday) from 6 to 7 p.m. The town hall is open to all SOMC community members and will be hosted via WebEX.
You may submit questions for the town hall in advance.
Spring 2021 COVID-19 Testing
S pring 2021 COVID-19 Testing Information, including testing schedules for the SOMC VA Campus, is available on the SOMC Coronavirus landing page.