Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to the Medical University of South Carolina’s Emergency Medicine Residency program!  Established in 2007, we are a three-year program with 10 residents per class. The goal when you complete this program is to become an excellent emergency medicine physician who is ready for independent practice out in the community, or in the academic world as well. We have a variety of paths you can take during your academic journey through our program, including global health, ultrasound, critical care, and pediatric emergency medicine – and you get to do all of this in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. We look forward to receiving your application and feel free to reach out to any of us for questions you may have.

Residency Leadership

Dr. Jeffrey Bush       Dr. Simon Watson        Dr. Lindsey Jennings

Jeffrey Bush, M.D., Program Director
Simon Watson, M.D., Associate Program Director
Lindsey Jennings, M.D., MPH Assistant Program Director

Should you have any particular questions, please reach out to our Program Coordinator Melanie Pigott, BA, C-TAGME at 843-876-8023 or pigott@musc.edu.

2024 Recruitment Season

ERAS Emergency Medicine Residency Applicants:

Thank you for your interest in our program, we greatly appreciate it! Please note, our program has opted to join Emergency Medicine’s unified interview release date encouraged by CORD & EM stakeholders. Once we’re aware of the 2024 date, we’ll share on our site.   

We will not send invites before this date, in an effort to have a more balance invite distribution and also to help ease applicants’ anxieties during the recruitment season. Our leadership looks forward to reviewing your applications; those selected will receive an invite via Thalamus, for our November and December dates. Any questions may be directed to our program coordinator, Melanie Pigott (pigott@musc.edu). 

Please continue to check here for announcements and updates, and we encourage you to follow us on Instagram at musc_em.

Meet with MUSC GME Resident Ambassadors, including our very own EM Representatives: Drs. Brieana “Brie” Rodriguez and Chiagozie “Gozie” Nwosu! Learn more about MUSC and ask any questions you may have, we encourage you to join for a session.

Residency Program Highlights

  • 3-year Global Health Track for EM Residents
  • EUS Academy for EM Residents
  • Fellowships available are Peds EM, Emergency Ultrasound, Global Health, Neuro Critical Care, and Critical Care
  • Free Membership to MUSC's Wellness Center
  • iPhones provided by the University
  • Annual CME credit
  • Food stipends
  • 3 weeks of vacation time
  • Optional retirement program

Visiting Student Information

We look forward to reviewing medical student applications for our visiting student program for summer of 2024.  Our available blocks will be Block 1-5 June-November.  We will accept applications via VSLO.  We will begin reviewing VSLO applications mid-April, and selected candidates will be notified directly via VSLO.  Any medical student related questions may be directed to Pam Mead (meadp@musc.edu).

EMRA Match Site                 
EM Resident Interview with Dr. Bush, in the August EMRA Medical Student Newsletter

AHEAD - Visiting Student Program (VSP)  2024

The AHEAD Visiting Student Program (VSP) is for non-MUSC students who wish to participate in a fourth-year clinical rotation at MUSC and explore its residency programs. AHEAD-VSP is open to students from underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities, those from rural backgrounds, first-generation college students, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those from disadvantaged or marginalized backgrounds, and other students interested in diversifying the physician workforce and/or addressing healthcare disparities in the communities they serve.

Emergency Medicine will offer one $500 scholarship per block (1-5 blocks), the selected candidates will be notified when invited to their respective rotation.  The scholarships are reimbursement-based and can be used for educational or for accommodation needs while in Charleston. 

Application deadline for the AHEAD Visiting Student Program is June 30, 2024.  Scan the following QR code or click link to apply: https://forms.office.com/r/2KUwUJ5jRH


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Questions may be directed to our Clerkship Coordinator Pam Mead, MHA, at meadp@musc.edu.