Musculoskeletal Fellowship

The Musculoskeletal Radiology Division offers 1 position for a 1 year fellowship. Our section directs and interprets all musculoskeletal exams performed at our 3 hospital, 709 bed downtown campus and 4 outpatient clinic locations. This includes over 35,000 radiographs, 2,000 CTs and 2,500 MRIs annually. The fellow is exposed to all diagnostic imaging modalities, including limited exposure to musculoskeletal ultrasound. Our imaging equipment is state-of-the-art including two 3T and four 1.5T MRI units as well as dual source-dual energy CT scanners. The musculoskeletal fellow performs and directs approximately 200 procedures a year including arthrography, joint aspirations and injections, and percutaneous biopsies.

Our section works closely with the Departments of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology. This relationship is evidenced by cooperative research projects, several weekly and monthly Orthopaedic multidisciplinary conferences, and a monthly Rheumatology conference. Through our Level I emergency department, the fellow gains significant exposure to orthopaedic trauma. Orthopedic oncology and upper extremity imaging are also focus areas. Spine imaging is a portion of our practice.

We have two full-time musculoskeletal faculty, who oversee the fellowship year. Over the course of the year, the fellow is given increasing responsibility and serves as the point person for clinical problem solving and protocol customization. Good communication skills and a commitment to teamwork are requisites. The fellow actively participates in resident teaching in the reading room and research interests are encouraged.

This non-ACGME fellowship is a one-year only junior faculty (Clinical Instructor) position within the College of Medicine. Applicants must be able to obtain a permanent South Carolina medical license prior to the start of the fellowship. Information regarding SC permanent medical license eligibility can be found at the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

If you have questions regarding the fellowship, please contact Ginger Raulinaitis at 843-792-4637 or

Application & Interviews

Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship beginning 2022-2023

For the July 1, 2022- June 30, 2023 fellowship year we will participate in the national Society of Skeletal Radiology Fellowship Match.  Please review the Society of Skeletal Radiology Fellowship Match webpage for further detail of the application process.





Please complete the common application found on the Society of Skeletal Radiology website and submit it with supporting documents (i.e., curriculum vitae, personal statement, proof of graduation from medical school, USMLE; and three letters of recommendation submitted, one from the training program director.


Please email your application and documents to Ginger Raulinaitis at

Letters of support should be addressed to:


Russell Chapin, MD

Director, Musculoskeletal Radiology

MUSC Department of Radiology

96 Jonathan Lucas Street - MSC 323

Charleston, SC  29425





Applications Accepted – August 1, 2020

Interviews Begin – January 1, 2021