Scholarly Activity

Research is an important part of our mission in radiology and is an integral component of our curriculum. We have a strong research infrastructure, which supports active resident participation. All residents undertake at least one mentored research project during the course of their residency and the majority of our residents complete multiple projects. Residents are encouraged to submit abstracts to national meetings. If accepted, travel to present at the meeting will be funded by the department. Residents with a strong interest in research may also apply for a Distinction in Research to be awarded at residency graduation.

Resident education is a major priority of the department, which includes over 40 faculty attending radiologists, physicists, and research scientists dedicated to resident education.

MUSC is the top hospital in South Carolina as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. We specialize in tertiary/quaternary healthcare serving patients across the state of South Carolina and neighboring states. Resident rotations are centered at the main campus in dowtown Charleston. MUSC provides care to a diverse patient population including the following institution highlights: 

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.

MUSC Shawn Jenkin’s Children’s Hospital (SJCH), the premier children’s hospital in South Carolina, providing exceptional medical care, cutting-edge procedures and research, unparalleled specialty and subspecialty care as well as state-of-the-art technology. SJCH is located on the Charleston peninsula within walking distance of the main hospital campus.

Hollings Cancer Center is one of the leading cancer treatment centers in the Southeast with a full range of cancer specialties and multi-disciplinary clinics. Hollings Cancer Center is the only NCI designated cancer center in South Carolina, recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being among the top 25 percent in cancer care, and accredited by the Commission on Cancer.

Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center serves more than 58,000 Veterans in 21 counties along the South Carolina and Georgia coastline. This is also located on the Charleston peninsula within walking distance of the  main campus.

MUSC is the only solid organ transplant center in South Carolina.

Residents are exposed to a large variety of pathology and different patient populations making for a robust educational experience.

The sample block diagrams for the programs can be found here:

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