Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Radiology Residency Overview

Leonie Gordon, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Professor and Director of MUSC Nuclear Medicine

Welcome to the Medical University of South Carolina Diagnostic Radiology residency program!  Our training program prepares residents for fellowship and practice opportunities across the country. The residency program has nine new residents per year. Although our program itself does not have a PGY1 year incorporated, there are PGY1 options in Charleston / at MUSC .We highly recommend applicants apply to either Trident Hospital - Transitional year program, MUSC Department of Medicine Internship and MUSC Department of Surgery Internship, all of which are closely associated with the Department of Radiology and offer rotations in Radiology during the PGY1 year.   

 We have an organized teaching program-Cohesive lecture blocks target each section of the ABR Core Examination, with physics training integrated across the curriculum, and year-long introductory Brant and Helms directed towards first-year residents.  Our residents are prepared for and are successful at passing ABR board examinations.

We have a broad spectrum of patient care-MU Hospital has a Level I trauma center and also features subspecialty care, including an NCI-designated cancer center. The Heart and Vascular center is well recognized and complemented by world renowned advanced cardiac imaging.  We have the only organ transplant center in South Carolina. MUSC Children’s Hospital is ranked one of the top in USA.

Our faculty who are all fellowship trained at prestigious university programs provide a resident-focused education - Our program has few fellows, so that resident education and training are a priority.  Residents perform procedures and learn to interpret advanced examinations from their first year onward.

There are many research opportunities - Your research will be guided by our Scholarly Activity Committee.  Between 2011 and spring 2014, the residents have had 24 presentations at national meetings including the Association of University Radiologists, Radiologic Society of North America, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, NASA/NSBRI (National Space Biomedical Research Institute), Society of Thoracic Radiology and the American Roentgen Ray Society.  Two resident presentations were given at the international meeting of the European Congress of Radiology.  The residents were authors on 17 peer reviewed publications and 5 non-peer reviewed articles.

Located in the charming, southern city of Charleston, SC, MUSC is consistently ranked nationally and internationally for its academics, research and clinical care.  Charleston is a livable mid-sized city with easy access to outdoor and family activities and cultural and sporting events.

Leonie Gordon, M.D.
Residency Program Director
Professor and Director of MUSC Nuclear Medicine

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Tina M. Rapstine, C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator
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