Meet the Internal Medicine Chief Residents for the 2022-2023 Year

Natalie Wilson
March 17, 2022
2022-2023 Internal Medicine Chief Residents
L-R: Ray Hardy, M.D., Jacob Read, M.D., Dena Rhinehart, M.D., Meg Scott, M.D.

The Department of Medicine is pleased to introduce the four internal medicine residents who will become chief residents in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Chief residency is an additional one-year experience that offers a blend of clinical education, mentoring, patient care, and administration. The chief residents are chosen for their leadership skills, moral integrity, and clinical acumen and are the most representative faces of the Internal Medicine Residency Program for the year. These residents will assume chief roles in July 2022. Congratulations!

Ray Hardy, M.D.Ray Hardy, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine

Rayphael “Ray” Hardy completed his undergraduate studies at Clemson University and medical school at MUSC. After completion of his year as a chief resident, he plans to pursue a career in academic gastroenterology. He is interested in medical education and curriculum development.


Jacob Read, M.D.Jacob Read, M.D.
Chief Resident, VA Quality & Patient Safety

Dr. Read attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He plans to pursue a career in cardiology after his chief residency and is currently involved with clinical research in left ventricular assist devices. His academic interests include medical education, quality improvement, and global health.


Dena Rhinehart, M.D.Dena Rhinehart, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine

Dr. Rhinehart grew up in the upstate of South Carolina and attended Furman University. She then completed medical school here at MUSC. Following her chief residency, she plans to pursue fellowship in hematology/oncology, with a particular interest in cancer disparities.


Meg Scott, M.D.Meg Scott, M.D.
Chief Resident, Internal Medicine

Dr. Scott grew up in small town Wisconsin where she rode horses extensively. She went to Samford University in Alabama for undergraduate degree in biology with a minor in Spanish. She then attended medical school at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in the SELECT program. She plans to pursue a career in cardiology after completing her chief resident year. She is interested in medical education & leadership. She also enjoys using her knowledge of Spanish to care for underserved populations.