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Frequently Asked Questions

How big is your hospital? 

The Medical University of South Carolina is a 700-bed academic medical center, named “One of America’s Best Hospitals” of 2009 & with nearly 300 of its physicians being named to the “Best Doctors in America”.

How many resident positions do you offer every year?

We offer 10 categorical family medicine positions each year, as well as 6 transitional year positions for residents entering other fields, such as radiology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. 

How much ICU training do your residents receive?

All of our residents spend 5 weeks in the ICU at the Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center during their PGY2 year. Opportunities for additional elective time in ICU care are available for those interested.

What are residency tracks?

Tracks are a formally developed structure to allow residents to focus their interests during their 2nd and 3rd year of residency. It provides residents with opportunities to participate in elective rotations geared towards their area of interest. Our available tracks include Academic Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Geriatrics, Underserved & Global Health, Hospitalist, Sports Medicine, and Women’s Health. Our faculty are also very supportive in helping residents develop new tracks specific to their interests.

Where do residents practice after graduation?

More than half of our graduates stay in the Southeastern US (specifically South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia), practicing mostly in a group setting, though some graduates open solo practices.

What sets your program apart from the others? 

"Our faculty are both knowledgeable and approachable. Residents and attendings are all easy going and work together to create a rich learning environment and provide the best care for our patients." -Ryan Riggs, MD

"I love that we get to be off service with pediatrics, obstetrics, and Emergency Medicine but also run our own inpatient Family Medicine service. It makes for a great balance of meeting other residents while maintaining strong connections with my own residency family throughout intern year. We have so many different clinic locations. You get to spend time downtown, on James Island, on Daniel Island, and in West Ashley — all different parts of Charleston that offer exposure to different styles of clinics, patients, and attendings — all within 15 minutes!" – Margaret Miller, MD

Do you accept international medical school graduates?

MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program accepts international medical graduates. At this time, our program is unable to sponsor visas. Please visit our Application page for more information.