DR Residency Chiefs

Letter From the Chief Residents

Welcome to the MUSC Residency Program web page. We believe that Radiology is one of the most exciting, dynamic, and challenging medical specialties. Our residency program offers a comprehensive learning experience with a myriad of opportunities for personal growth. Graduating residents leave primed for successful careers, either in private practice or academic radiology.

MUSC is a state of the art, rapidly growing university health care system located in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. The Radiology department at MUSC is among the best equipped radiology departments in the world. Residents work daily on state-of-the-art equipment in clinical, educational, and research settings. Equipment highlights include dual source multi-detector CT, PET/CT, 3 Tesla clinical and research MRI, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis.

Our residents are a diverse but cohesive group. Though mostly from the southeast United States, MUSC residents come from all across the country. We value hard work and teamwork, and in our free time, we enjoy the opportunities offered by living in a coastal vacation destination. The program accepts 11 diagnostic radiology residents and 2 IRD/DR residents each year. With over 45 faculty members, MUSC is able to provide a great faculty-to-resident ratio, facilitating resident supervision and training. At the close of residency, fellowship positions are available in body imaging, women's imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, mammography, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, and neuroradiology.

The Department of Radiology is committed to education, clinical outreach and research. Daily faculty-run didactic and case conferences prepare our residents for clinical rotations and for board examinations. Introductory lecture series helps 1st year residents acclimate to radiology residency. Special series are also provided by our faculty to prepare residents for call and the ABR Core examination.

MUSC graduates are universally accepted into their desired fellowships. We are especially known in the national and international radiology community as leaders in cardiac imaging, hosting the Charleston Course on Cardiovascular Imaging at Kiawah Island. The faculty consists of nationally and internationally renowned clinicians and researchers.

We understand there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding your interviews given changes made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are pleased that you are considering MUSC for your training, and we look forward to meeting you during the process. We hope that even remotely you will see that the MUSC Department of Radiology is an exciting, collegial and rapidly growing department that provides exemplary resident education. Best of luck with choosing your residency home. Stay safe during this difficult time and please feel free to contact any one of us if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Co-Chief Residents
Department of Radiology
Medical University of South Carolina

 

Kyle Freeman

Lara Hewett

Jeffrey Waltz

Kyle Freeman, M.D  Lara Hewett, M.D.  Jeffrey Waltz, M.D.