Message From Dr. Scott Reeves

The Department of Anesthesia's “can-do” mentality along with all that our beautiful city has to offer creates a wonderful environment in which to train, work and live.

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Resident Life

Residents outside of work

The MUSC Department of Anesthesiology puts just as much emphasis on work-life balance as it does on learning and education. We recognize that residency is a stressful time and that allowing ample time to relax and enjoy the beautiful city of Charleston with co-residents, friends, and family is an important part of stress relief and mental health. We are lucky to be in a place where we can take advantage of the lively culture and many local activities on a regular basis.

Resident Support Network:

We consider our residents part of the family and frequently rely on each other for social support during this time of transition and constant flux. Many of our residents move to Charleston with significant others, spouses, pets, and children. The city is certainly family-friendly, and there are many resources available to hospital staff. The other residents and faculty are a wealth of information when it comes to dog-walkers, new jobs, daycare, and schooling. Incoming residents also receive contact information for some commonly used realtors by the university if you are looking to purchase a home. 


Our department hosts a multitude of events for the purpose of faculty, resident, CRNA, nursing, and support staff inclusion and morale. These range from a Lowcountry Boil to welcome the new interns and fellows, outings at local sporting events such as the River Dogs (baseball) or the Stingrays (hockey), the annual Christmas party at the Charleston Yacht Club, monthly journal clubs at different restaurants or breweries around town, and department-sponsored anesthesia conferences.

Outside of the OR:

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You can catch residents and their families all around the Lowcountry. There is a never-ending list of activities in the local area including kayaking through the waterways, exploring one of the many local breweries, boating in the harbor, or relaxing on the weekend at one of many local beaches. Many of us also take advantage of our 3 weeks of vacation to travel.