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.  

Please visit our section links below, which give further details on our application process, benefits, and rotation structure.







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

Pictured above is our Residency Leadership:
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

2023 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 2023 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: 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.

Some Highlights of the Residency Program

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

Hello rising 4th year Medical Students! Our VSLO Catalog will open March 1, 2023 for review; our externship is called EMED852. Applications may be submitted as of May 1, 2023. We will accept visiting students between Blocks 1-4 (July-October). Selected applicants will be notified directly via the VSLO system around mid-May. 

EMRA Match Site                 
EM Resident Interview with Dr. Bush, in the August EMRA Medical Student Newsletter                                                                                                                                       
Questions may be directed to our Clerkship Coordinator - Melanie Pigott,        C-TAGME (pigott@musc.edu).



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