Thank you for your interest in the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at MUSC. We have 13 PGY-2 positions available for the 2020 to 21 appointment year: 11 positions in Diagnostic Radiology and 2 positions in Integrated IR/DR.
Our residency program participates in the NRMP Match and applicants must submit application materials through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications are complete when the following is received through ERAS:
Common Application Form
Medical School Transcript
Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
Three Letters of Recommendation (at least one of these letters should come from a radiologist)
Official copy of your USMLE Scores
Our minimum criteria include:
A medical degree from an accredited medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, or medical school outside of the United States or Canada along with ECFMG certification.
Selection Criteria for Interview
Interviews are by invitation only. We receive over 700 applications each year but are only able to interview approximately 100 candidates. If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via email by the program coordinator to select a date for your interview. The most important aspects of the application are grades in clinical clerkships, membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, class standing, comments on the MSPE, USLME scores, leadership experience, volunteer work, research and publications, and significant life experiences. Those applicants from schools that do not offer AOA are not adversely affected. We do not have a threshold for USMLE step 1 scores.
We value diversity. Our applicants come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We seek candidates with diverse academic and personal experiences. Each of our residents brings unique gifts and qualifications which strengthen our program. We encourage qualified applicants from all regions of the country and from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. We welcome applications from females and members of underrepresented minority groups.
We hope you will have an enjoyable visit to Charleston. We host an informal dinner the night before your interview at a local restaurant. Although this is an optional event, most applicants find the dinner experience to extremely valuable as it gives you an opportunity to meet some of our residents in a causal setting.
The interview day starts with coffee and light breakfast followed by an introduction to the program. Applicants interview with the Program Director and three faculty members. Chief residents take applicants on a tour of our beautiful campus. The interview day concludes with an informal resident lunch.
The program will consider sponsorship of J1 Visa for highly qualified applicants.
2018 to 19 DR Interview Dates
Friday, October 19
Wednesday, October 24
Friday, October 26
Friday, November 2
Friday, November 9
Wednesday, November 14
Friday, November 16
Friday, November 30
Wednesday, December 5
Friday, December 7
Wednesday, December 12
Friday, December 14
Wednesday, December 19
Wednesday, January 9
Friday, January 11
2018 to 19 IR/DR Interview Dates
Wednesday, October 31
Wednesday, November 7
Wednesday, January 16
Our residency program requires completion of a one year ACGME-accredited internship prior to beginning radiology residency training. Applicants should apply independently for their internship year through ERAS. Three options are available for internship training in the Charleston area.
The Trident/MUSC Transitional Year Residency Program is an educational partnership between a large community hospital and MUSC. The program provides residents a broad range of outstanding educational opportunities. The combination of the two disciplines of family medicine and radiology allows residents to experience both primary care and a specialty discipline. Residents may choose to have up to two blocks of elective time in radiology during their transitional year.
The MUSC Department of Surgery is offering two designated preliminary internships in Surgery designed for and directed to individuals pursuing graduate training in Radiology. Assignments during this year provide exposure to general and specialty services in the two affiliated hospitals. While the first and last rotations will be on Radiology services, during the remainder of the year the resident will gain experience through two-month assignments to gastrointestinal and cardiothoracic surgery and one month rotations on the surgical specialties including Trauma Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Night Float, and Urology. Emphasis is directed to the fundamentals of both preoperative and postoperative surgical care and to learning fundamental technical skills. Two preliminary internship positions directed toward future Radiologists are made available each year.