Naylor Brownell, MD • MUSC • Second Year
Where do I start? MUSC Pediatrics has everything I wanted in a program. It is just about perfectly mid-sized - Large enough that everything complicated from around the state comes here and to have some quality fellowship programs, but small enough that everyone knows each other, and every resident is very involved in the care of the patients. Working with the residents in third and fourth year, I realized how happy they were -- the program director really listened to all of them, and there is ample evidence of resident feedback having a direct impact on changing the program. We have a group of highly motivated, talented and extremely intelligent faculty -- and another big plus for me was that the Children's Hospital had been hiring multiple specialists each year for the last two years, clear evidence of a program that was moving forward and expanding the services it can offer its patients. The Primary Care track is an exciting new addition - giving us the opportunity to work and learn in the rural areas of the state and provide the resources of the medical center to those who have little access otherwise. And of course, Charleston is an incredible city that always has a surprise around each corner and down each cobblestoned alley. I can unequivocally say am happy to walk in to work every single day, and feel great to be training in the very hospital where I was born!
Luke Edmondson, MD • MCG • Second Year
I chose MUSC because I felt very welcomed during my interview at MUSC and knew that the people in the residency program would be a lot of fun to work with. I also knew that MUSC was a big enough program that I would have the opportunity to see the "zebras" of pediatric medicine. However it is not too big, so that my attendings and other instructors would better know my strengths and weaknesses, and that I would therefore have a better educational experience. Also, I felt the Primary Care Track was a great opportunity to get in on an exciting new program that will allow me as a pediatrician to better serve my patients and their families.