Educational Experience

General

  • MUSC is a Level 1 trauma center and the only hospital in South Carolina to receive the highest national recognition for trauma centers through the American College of Surgeons
  • Only solid organ transplant center in South Carolina
  • 90% of rotations are located downtown in the Charleston Medical District, including:
    • MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion
      • Ranks nationally in 4 pediatric specialties by 2020-2021 U.S. News and World Report
      • Gynecology division also recognized nationally by 2020-2021 U.S. News and World Report
    • Hollings Cancer Center
      • Only NCI designated cancer center in South Carolina
      • Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being among the top 25% in cancer care
    • Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center
      • Serves more than 58,000 Veterans in 21 counties along the South Carolina and Georgia coastlines

Reading Room locations

Physics Education

  • RSNA/AAPM physics module completion are incorporated into rotations
  • Dedicated physics monthly RadExams are assigned based upon the rotation schedule
  • Noon conference physics lectures are held throughout the two-year didactic curriculum

Graduation Tracks

For residents who desire to enhance their professional development beyond residency, optional graduation tracks are available and must be declared to the Program Director by end of R2 year.

  • Distinction in Education
  • Distinction in Leadership
  • Distinction in Imaging Informatics
  • Distinction in Research
  • Distinction in Quality Improvement

Opportunities to Teach

There are many opportunities for residents and fellows to teach more junior residents and medical students at MUSC, beginning within the first year. For instance:

  • Teaching first year medical student anatomy imaging conferences
  • Teaching rotating third- and fourth-year medical students CORE curriculum module lectures
  • Teaching rotating medical student ultrasound labs
  • Peer to peer call prep mini-lecture series prior to the start of R2 and R3 academic years
  • Weekly R1 Bootcamp lectures taught by R4 residents during the first 6 months
  • For those residents striving to become leaders within clinical education, the Clinical Education graduation track is available

Mentoring

The MUSC Radiology Residency Program seeks to recruit excellent residents and provide support and guidance so that individuals can have stimulating and productive careers. All residents are formally assigned both a faculty and peer mentor upon start of their residency. Each resident confers with their faculty mentor at minimum twice yearly to monitor resident progress and ensure professional/academic growth based on criteria set forth by the ACGME. The Program Director meets with each resident semiannually to review the progress of the resident and the effectiveness of the mentee-mentor relationship and to ensure that areas of concentration facilitate the mentee’s successful career development.

Program Specific Sample Block Schedules

DR Residency Program 
IR/DR Integrated Program
DR ESIR Program
IR/DR Independent Program