Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the program have any categorical (PG-1) positions?

Currently, the program does not offer a PGY-1, Transitional program. We are working jointly with a new transitional (PGY1) program, just approved by the ACGME. This joint program is with Trident Medical Center/Medical University of South Carolina Program (ACGME program #9994500252) which is transitional year in Family Medicine. The curriculum will include training rotation(s) in radiology at MUSC, within our department. There are also internship (PGY-1) within MUSC. These are in Internal Medicine as well as General Surgery. MUSC General Surgery has established a "Preliminary Surgery Residency Program in Radiology" which is specifically designed for those residents going into radiology residency after their preliminary year. 

What minimum scores will your department accept?

We don’t have an application score cut off. Our resident selection committee members review the entire application.

Does your program accept international Medical graduates?


Does the program require USMLE step 3 scores?

Our GME office requires that all PGY-1 residents register for and take USMLE Step 3 (or the equivalent COMLEX Step 3 Exam) prior to completion of the PGY-1 year, on June 30th. If a PGY-1 resident does not pass USMLE Step 3 (or COMLEX Step 3), they must re-take the test and pass by the end of the PGY-2 year on June 30th. If a resident does not pass USMLE Step 3 (COMLEX Step 3) by the end of their PGY-2 year, the residents’ MUSC Resident Agreement will NOT be renewed.

What type of visa do you sponsor?

Our institution currently sponsors only J-1 visas for qualified applicants.

What does the selection committee look for in a resident candidate?

  • Academic credentials
  • Personal attributes including:
  • Work ethic
  • Enthusiasm
  • Motivation
  • Communication skills
  • Willingness to be a team-player
  • Integrity

* These are evaluated from the content of the deans’ letter, personal statement, and reference letters.

Applications are accepted via the ERAS application system. Only completed applications will be considered. A complete application should include the following:

  1. Medical School transcript
  2. Personal Statement
  3. 3 letters of recommendation – to include at least one from radiology faculty
  4. Deans Letter
  5. Board Scores

What are resident benefits and salaries?

This information can be found along with much more information about Graduate Medical Education at the Medical University of South Carolina at the MUSC GME website:


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