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MUSC Family Medicine Residency

On behalf of  the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), I would like to extend our appreciation for your interest in the MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program.

The Department of Family Medicine at MUSC was established in 1970 as one of the first university-based departments in the country and our residency program was established that time. Our residency is a university-based training program and we recruit for 10 positions per year. To date, we have graduated over 500 family physicians! Our graduates have excelled in both private and academic practice and have excellent match rates into specialty fellowships.

  • High quality faculty with outstanding educational skills and experience to train you in a broad scope in all areas of family medicine.
  • Educational environment that includes comprehensive didactics, small group teaching and use of a simulation laboratory.
  • Training in office-based procedures
  • Faculty who serve as exemplary role models in patient care, many of whom have received the "Best Doctors in America" designation.
  • High level of scholarly activity that has resulted in residents and faculty regularly presenting their work at national and international meetings of Family Medicine organizations.
  • Faculty members who have over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and are actively involved in national Family Medicine organizations.

Additionally, Charleston is a wonderful place to work and live. The downtown area provides an abundance of historical sites, restaurants, and scenic parks, and the surrounding communities offer an array of leisurely activities with beautiful beaches, grand plantations, and numerous golf courses. For more information on the area, please visit the online Charleston Community Guide. We are proud of all the recent awards that Charleston has received:

  • #1 Hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report
  • #1 Small City in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler (ninth year in a row)

Again, I appreciate your interest in our residency program and hope that you will consider us when applying for residency training. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Lisa D. Mims, M.D.
Program Director
MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program
Department of Family Medicine, MUSC