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 2021-22 appointment year: 11 positions in Diagnostic Radiology and 2 positions in Integrated IR/DR.

Our residency program 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

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 140 candidates (of these 140 candidates, 30 are for Integrated IR/DR). If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via email by the program coordinator to select a date for your interview. The most important aspects of the application are grades in clinical clerkships, membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, class standing, comments on the MSPE, USLME scores, leadership experience, volunteer work, research and publications, and significant life experiences. Those applicants from schools that do not offer AOA are not adversely affected. We do not have a strict threshold for USMLE step 1 scores.

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. We welcome applications from females and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Interview Day

We hope you will have an enjoyable visit to Charleston. We host an informal dinner the night before your interview at a local restaurant. Although this is an optional event, most applicants find the dinner experience to be extremely valuable as it gives you an opportunity to meet some of our residents in a causal setting.

The interview day starts with coffee and light breakfast followed by an introduction to the program. Applicants interview with the Program Director and three faculty members. Chief residents take applicants on a tour of our beautiful campus. The interview day concludes with an informal resident lunch. 

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

2019-20 DR Interview Dates

Friday, October 18

Friday, October 25 

Friday, November 1

Wednesday, November 6

Friday, November 8

Friday, November 15

Wednesday, November 20

Friday, November 22 

Friday, December 6

Wednesday, December 11

Friday, December 13

Wednesday, January 8

Friday, January 10

Wednesday, January 15

Friday, January 17

2019-20 IR/DR Interview Dates

Wednesday, October 30

Wednesday, November 13

Wednesday, December 18

Internship (PGY-1)

IR/DR Integrated requires completion of a one year ACGME-accredited internship prior to beginning Radiology residency training.  Our program is categorical with a linked surgical internship at MUSC Surgery Department. 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 VIR. In addition to the linked MUSC Surgery intern positions, there are 2 other PGY1 / clinical year options available in Charleston. Information on each program is listed below.  Applicants should apply independently for their internship year through ERAS. 


The MUSC Department of Surgery is offering two designated preliminary internships in surgery designed for and directed to individuals pursuing graduate training in Radiology. Assignments during this year provide exposure to general and specialty services in the two affiliated hospitals. While the first and last rotations will be on Radiology services, during the remainder of the year the resident will gain experience through two-month assignments to gastrointestinal and cardiothoracic surgery and one month rotations on the surgical specialties including Trauma Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Night Float, and Urology. Emphasis is directed to the fundamentals of both preoperative and postoperative surgical care and to learning fundamental technical skills. Two preliminary internship positions directed toward future Radiologists are made available each year.


The Trident/MUSC Transitional Year Residency Program is an educational partnership between a large community hospital and MUSC. The 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 month in Radiology.