Career Development

Each residents’ training is tailored to their individual interests and career goals. Interns start with structured mentorship with an assigned Associate Program Director (APD) with whom they will meet on several occasions throughout intern year in a group setting. APDs assist interns in finding a general medicine or subspecialty mentor for their remaining years of residency with whom they can engage in clinical research or quality improvement projects, if desired. Regarding yearly scheduling, Chief Residents survey house staff on career plans and clinical interests to tailor schedules accordingly.

Residents interested in leadership opportunities can participate in multiple committees. Examples of Internal medicine committees include the Morbidity & Mortality Committee and the Curriculum Committee. MUSC-wide committees with resident involvement include the House Staff Council as well as numerous GME elected positions.

We have also recently established a Physician Scientist pathway, with one position offered per year. Please email our Chief Residents if you are interested in this pathway.