Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Radiology Residency Overview


Photo of Leonie Gordon, MD, Residency Program Director

Dr. Leonie Gordon
Residency Program Director

The MUSC Department of Radiology and Radiological Science is dedicated to offering the highest caliber radiology training through our Diagnostic Radiology Residency program. We constantly strive to improve our program and provide an environment in which to best learn the art of radiologic medicine. Academic and clinical interests of our faculty encompass every aspect of medical imaging from diagnostic to interventional.

Located in the charming, southern city of Charleston, SC, MUSC is consistently ranked nationally and internationally for its academics, research and clinical care. Our faculty, fellows, residents and students play a vital role in these achievements. In 2008, 10 of our 35 faculty members were awarded Best Doctors. Our faculty members also have received honors that include World’s Most Influential Radiologists, Most Effective Radiology Educator, Medical Imaging Industry Top 10, Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award as well as numerous other awards and honors for research, clinical care and academics.

We have the latest technologies and state-of-the-art equipment ranging from conventional radiography to dual source multi-detector CT, PET/CT, 3 Tesla open bore MRI and digital mammography. The department has a fully digital PACS system and uses a voice recognition system for dictation. 

We provide coverage for all of MUSC which includes the main hospital, VA hospital, children’s hospital, the Ashley River Tower (ART), the outpatient clinic at Rutledge Tower, and our new East Cooper Medical Arts Center. Our annual volume exceeds 200,000 exams.

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 which will allow you to rotate within our Radiology department. 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.

For residents, there is a conference, daily, from 11:30 to 1:00. These conferences are generally a mix of didactic (core curriculum) and case based studies. Monthly conferences include radiology-pathology correlation, department M&M, and diagnostic and neuroradiology cases of the month, as well as trauma and rheumatology conferences.

ER (call) is a dedicated rotation, again 4 week block.  There are 4 residents on each ER rotation, 2 upper and 2 lower level residents. 

Please watch the video illustrating our mission and goal for MUSC Excellence!

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

Current Resident Newsletter

Residency Program Coordinator Contact

Tina M. Rapstine, C-TAGME
Residency Program Coordinator
(843) 792-7179
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