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Letter From the Chief Residents

Welcome to the MUSC Residency Program web page. We believe that Radiology is one of the most exciting, dynamic, and challenging medical specialties. Our residency program offers a comprehensive learning experience with a myriad of opportunities for personal growth. Graduating residents leave primed for successful careers, either in private practice or academic radiology.

The Radiology department at MUSC is among the best equipped radiology departments in the world. Residents work daily on state-of-the-art equipment in clinical, educational, and research settings. Equipment highlights include dual source multi-detector CT, PET/CT, 3 Tesla clinical and research MRI, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis.

Our residents are a diverse but cohesive group. Though mostly from the southeast United States, MUSC residents come from across the country. We value hard work and teamwork, and in our free time, we enjoy the opportunities offered by living in a coastal vacation destination. The program accepts 11 new residents each year. With over 45 faculty members, MUSC is able to provide a great faculty-to-resident ratio, facilitating resident supervision and training. At the close of residency, fellowship positions are available in body imaging, women's imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, mammography, nuclear medicine, pediatric radiology, and neuroradiology.

The Department of Radiology is committed to education, clinical outreach and research. Daily faculty-run didactic and case conferences prepare our residents for clinical rotations and for board examinations. Dr. Walter Huda, recently retired chief physicist for our department, created a new curriculum aimed at preparing residents for the ABR Core Exam. Instructional material includes video modules and online quizzes, which are augmented by the additions of our new chief physicist, Dr. Russell Ritenour.

MUSC graduates are universally accepted into their desired fellowships. We are known in the national and international radiology community as leaders in cardiac imaging, hosting the Charleston Course on Cardiovascular Imaging at Kiawah Island. The faculty consists of nationally and internationally renowned clinicians and researchers.

We are pleased that you are considering MUSC for your training, and we look forward to meeting you when you visit us in Charleston. We hope that you will see that the MUSC Department of Radiology is an exciting and rapidly growing department. Best of luck with choosing your residency home.

Sincerely,

Michael Knipfing, D.O.
Alexandra Franklin, M.D.

Co-Chief Residents
Department of Radiology
Medical University of South Carolina