Application Process & Interview Day

Thank you for your interest in the Radiology Residency Programs at MUSC. We have 13 PGY-2 positions available for the 2024-25 appointment year: 11 positions in Diagnostic Radiology, 2 positions in Integrated IR/DR and 2 positions in Independent IR.

Our residency programs participates in the NRMP Match and applicants must submit application materials through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications are complete when the following is received through ERAS:

  • Common Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (at least one of these letters should come from a radiologist)
  • Official copy of your USMLE Scores

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from applicants’ supplemental ERAS applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit our program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to applicants and participation is optional.

The supplemental ERAS application provides:

  • geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting);
  • information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, if applicable; and
  • program signals.

The supplemental ERAS application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS application and must be completed between August 1 and September 16, 2022.


Our minimum criteria include:

A medical degree from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, or medical school outside of the United States or Canada along with ECFMG certification.


Selection Criteria for Interview

Interviews are by invitation only. We receive over 700 applications each year but are only able to interview approximately 150 candidates. If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via email to schedule your interview online utilizing the Thalamus scheduling system. The most important aspects of the application are grades in clinical clerkships, membership in honor societies, class standing, MSPE, USLME scores, leadership experience, volunteer work, research/publications, and significant life experiences. Those applicants from schools that do not offer AOA are not adversely affected. We do not have a USMLE step 1 cutoff score. Applications are reviewed from a holistic approach.

We value diversity. Our applicants come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We seek candidates with diverse academic and personal experiences. Each of our residents brings unique gifts and qualifications which strengthen our program. We encourage qualified applicants from all regions of the country and from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply.

The program will consider sponsorship of J1 Visa for highly qualified applicants.

Interview Day

Interviews for all applicants will be conducted virtually this year. In preparing for virtual interviews, we have made some thoughtful changes to our interview process that we hope will give you an opportunity to experience the culture of our department, focus on education and meet our outstanding faculty and residents. We will be hosting an informal virtual happy hour with residents the night before your interview. We hope this experience will be similar to our previous pre-interview dinner. Although this is an optional event, we hope this experience will be extremely valuable as it will give you an opportunity to meet some of our residents in a causal setting. The interview day will start with an introduction to the program. Applicants will interview with multiple faculty members including the Program Director. There will be time during the interview day to interact with residents in breakout rooms. We hope you have an enjoyable virtual visit with us.


2022-2023 Interview Dates


DR Interview Dates

Monday October 24

Wednesday October 26

Tuesday November 1

Monday November 7

Wednesday November 9

Monday November 14

Wednesday November 16

Monday December 5

Wednesday December 7

Monday December 12


IR/DR Interview Dates

Friday October 21

Thursday November 3

Wednesday December 14


Internship (PGY-1)

For diagnostic radiology applicants, MUSC offers three options for PGY-1 internships including transitional year program, preliminary internal medicine and preliminary surgery. Applicants should apply independently for their internship year through ERAS.

MUSC Transitional Year Residency Program provides residents a broad range of outstanding educational opportunities. The combination of the two disciplines of family medicine and radiology allows residents to experience both primary care and a specialty discipline. Residents may choose to have up to three blocks of elective time in radiology during their transitional year.

The MUSC Department of Internal Medicine offers preliminary internships in Internal Medicine. Residents may choose to spend three elective months in Radiology.

The IR/DR Integrated residency requires completion of a one year ACGME-accredited internship prior to beginning Radiology residency training.  Our program is linked with a surgical internship within the MUSC Department of Surgery. MUSC Surgery Interns will have surgical rotations relevant to VIR practice including Vascular Surgery, Transplant Surgery and Oncology Surgery as well as one rotation with radiology. Applicants for the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program may also apply for a preliminary surgical year.