Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Our Emergency Medicine Residency Program

The primary goal when you complete this Program is to be not a only competent, but an excellent Emergency Medicine physician ready for independent practice. We have all of the other bells and whistles to get you to any other Emergency Medicine path you would like to travel, but the base is the same for all of our resident physicians. And we get to do all of this in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. We look forward to receiving your application and answering any questions you may have.

Please visit our section links, on the drop down menu to the right, which give further details on the Application Process, Benefits, Rotations, etc.

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

Some Highlights of the Residency Program

New 3-year Global Health Track 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

Visiting Student Information

Please note, our catalog for Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) opens March 1, 2020. 

Early-decision applications will be accepted by Melanie Pigott (pigott@musc.edu) starting March 1, 2020. Deadline for these applications is March 13, 2020.

The applicant must have these five components in one email, to be considered for early-decision: 250-word personal statement, CV, Step 1 result, transcript, and medical school picture.

** Early-decision offers, via email, will be sent by April 6, 2020. Early-decision applicants will still complete VSAS application come May 1 and formally ‘accept’ their rotation offer in VSAS; additional support documents will be required by our Dean’s Office. Those offered a rotation by April 6th are guaranteed their allocated spot during Blocks 1-4 (July-Oct).

The second phase of offers will be sent the first part of May, through standard VSAS application & offer process. Deadline for secondary phase is mid-May.   

Candidates who rotate with us for the month, will partake in a formal interview while they are here! This takes place at the end of their respective block.  

The ERAS application deadline is November 1, 2020. Applications will not be accepted after that date. We will begin reviewing ERAS applications and inviting EM Residency Applicants mid-October 2020.


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