Diagnostic Radiology Medical Physics Residency Program

The Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at the Medical University of South Carolina plans to offer a residency in imaging medical physics. This will be a two-year program which, when successfully completed, will satisfy eligibility for the part three exam in Diagnostic Radiological Physics of the American Board of Radiology.

Note: This program has submitted an application for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) and is currently working through the accreditation process. Upon successful completion of CAMPEP accreditation, the program is prepared to admit one resident for a two-year program with the addition of a second resident the following year; for a total of two residency positions at all times thereafter.

This program focuses on all aspects of Diagnostic Radiologic Physics including the following rotations:

  • General Radiography (5 weeks/year)
  • Fluoroscopy (4 weeks/year)
  • Interventional Radiology/Cardiac Cath Imaging (4 weeks/year)
  • Mammography (4 weeks/year)
  • CT (5 weeks/year)
  • MRI (6 weeks/year)
  • Ultrasound (3 weeks/year)
  • Nuclear Medicine and PET (4 weeks/year)
  • Imaging Informatics (3 weeks)

As the only tertiary care, academic center along the NC, SC, and GA coast, our patient referral base is large. Most clinical services are provided in the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital (MUSCH). Facilities in Charleston include the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital (SJCH) and the Hollings Regional Cancer Center, the only children’s hospital and cancer centers in the South Carolina region. Most residency training will take place in the MUSC Hospital facilities located in downtown Charleston, and three clinic sites in the Charleston area. Some opportunities to visit other hospitals in the Regional Health Network of MUSC throughout the state are also planned.

In addition to individually supervised medical physics rotations, Diagnostic Radiology Medical Physics residents will be able to participate in medical resident and fellow conferences and medical student education activities within the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

The Division of Medical Physics faculty and staff includes three ABR certified medical physicists. Two of the faculty are full professors of MUSC. Two additional hires are anticipated in the near future; one senior faculty position and one junior faculty/staff level position.

Note: Applications will not be accepted until CAMPEP accreditation or provisional accreditation is completed.  Completion is targeted for prior to July 1, 2022. The program plans to participate in MP-RAP in the near future but cannot participate until CAMPEP accreditation or provisional accreditation is completed.

At the present time, inquiries may be made for informational purposes only.

Program inquiries may be addressed to:
E. Russell Ritenour, Ph.D. FAAPM, FACR, DABR
Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Medical Physics Residency Program

Application inquiries should be made to:
Angie Maguire
Program Coordinator