Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Letter from the Chief Residents

John Roebel

John Roebel, M.D.

Rachel Nelson, MD

Rachel Nelson, M.D.

Welcome to the MUSC Residency Program web page. We believe Radiology remains one of the most exciting, dynamic and challenging specialties in medicine. Through our program, residents are prepared for successful careers, whether it is private practice or academics. MUSC offers a comprehensive learning experience and diverse opportunities to grow during your time here.

MUSC Radiology is one of the best equipped radiology departments in the world. From conventional radiography to dual source multi-detector CT, PET/CT, 3 Tesla open bore MRI and digital mammography, the residents at MUSC have access to state-of-the art equipment used in clinical, educational and research settings. (More information on MUSC Radiology Equipment).

We have a diverse and cohesive resident group who work together well and enjoy the opportunities offered by a coastal vacation destination. We have 8 new residents per year, and have added several fellowship positions including body imaging, women's imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, mammography, nuclear medicine, and neuroradiology.  The current residents, though mostly from the southeast United States, come from across the country. With over 45 faculty members, MUSC is able to provide a great faculty-to-resident ratio to ensure appropriate supervision and training.

The department of radiology is committed to education, clinical outreach and research. Our faculty provides daily conferences and didactics throughout the year, along with case based conferences to best prepare residents for board examination.  Dr. Walter Huda, chief physicist for our department, has created new and innovative methods of teaching physics which complement the ABR Exam of the Future.  These include video modules, online quizzes as well as audience participation presentations.  Our graduating residents are universally accepted into their desired fellowship choice in many diverse and competitive fields. We are also known in the national and international radiology community as leaders in cardiac imaging and research, hosting the Charleston Course on Cardiovascular Imaging at Kiawah Island. The faculty consists of nationally and internationally renowned clinicians (many of whom are oral board examiners) and researchers.

We are pleased that you are considering MUSC for your training and hope you will be able to visit us in Charleston. We hope that you will see that the MUSC Department of Radiology is an exciting and rapidly growing department. We look forward to meeting you!


John Roebel, M.D. & Rachel Nelson, M.D.
Co-Chief Residents
Department of Radiology
Medical University of South Carolina


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