Resident Life & Wellness

Resident group photo at beach

Wellness is extremely important to us. We institute programs every year to promote wellness and avoid burnout. Every individual has different needs to achieve this and our residency program has a strong commitment to supporting this goal. Below you will find some of the ways we are actively maximizing wellness during residency.

Resident Events

  • Intern Welcome Party
  • Fellowship Match Day Party
  • Monthly happy hours
  • Monthly inpatient resident debrief on the Greenway
  • Games at Charleston RiverDogs Baseball, Charleston Battery Soccer, South Carolina Stingrays Ice-Hockey
  • End of Year Celebration/Beach week: The residency program rents out a beach house for a week in June every year for exclusively resident use. The week ends with a party where the entire residency is relieved of clinical duties to attend.
  • Department of Medicine Research Day
  • Oyster Roast
  • Holiday Party
  • DEI Celebrations


  • Free breakfast on Fridays at morning conference
  • Monthly meal allowance, can be used in cafeterias and on-campus Starbucks
  • Monthly lunch at resident business meeting
  • MUSC Farmers Market on the Greenway
  • Pizza provided at monthly inpatient debrief session
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Food trucks available daily on the Greenway


  • MUSC Wellness Center Membership-Provides spouses with a discounted yearly membership.
  • Exercise bike in the general medicine team room
  • Cooper River Bridge Run
  • For activities offered around campus please look here.

Music and Arts

  • Regular concerts at venues such at The Gaillard Center, North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, Dock Street Theatre, Pour House, The Windjammer, Riverfront Revival, Music Farm, Charleston Music Hall, Credit One Stadium, much, much more.
  • Spoleto Festival – annual arts festival with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music.
  • Food + Wine Festival – this festival infuses our homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event that spans the first full weekend each March.
  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) - The largest event of its kind in the US, this three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink and the people who honor them all.
  • Helpful Site for Visitors: Charleston Information

Financial Planning

  • Lectures within academic half day dedicated to financial education not sponsored by financial companies

Employee Health

Emotional health is just as important as physical health. We believe fulfillment in this area contributes to a satisfying and successful life and career. 

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Opt-Out Program for categorical Internal Medicine residents where residents can opt out of scheduled EAP appointments. These appointments take place during academic half day during which you are excused. This confidential free service is available 24/7 to help address difficult personal, family, and work-related problems.

Social Life

Charleston has been ranked the #1 city in the United States since 2012 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. Our “Holy City” was even named the Best City in the World by that magazine in 2016. Charleston has such an abundance of festivals, restaurants, beaches (Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island), outdoor activities, concerts, parks, historic sites, and museums that you may have a difficult time experiencing it all during residency. Our residents are perpetually taking advantage of all this exceptional city has to offer.

Program Director, Associate Program Directors, and Chief Residents have an open door policy to offer support.