Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Selection Process

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The Residency Recruitment Committee applies the following selection criteria for interviewing an applicant for residency in the Department of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina:

  • The applicant must be a graduate of a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), a graduate of a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or a graduate of medical schools outside the United States or Canada who has completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school or who meets one of the following qualifications:
  • A currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for  Foreign Medical Graduates
  • A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction
  • The applicant must supply a complete application on ERAS, a curriculum vitae and personal statement, an official medical school transcript, three letters of reference, a Dean’s Letter (as soon as available), and USMLE Part I score.
  • The applicant must score above the 50 percentile on Part I of the USMLE examination. Additional exceptions may be made for applicants whose spouse is highly sought after by another department.
  • Applications will be evaluated for publications, class standings and GPA, if available, USMLE scores, participation in extra-curricular activities, and the successful completion of medical school in the required time without any deficiencies or failures.
  • A maximum of 100 interviews to qualified applicants will be assigned without regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. To be selected and ranked, all applicants must present themselves for an interview at a date assigned by the program.
  • The final selection process from among the interviewed applicants will be based on the candidate’s academic credentials and personal attributes including work ethic, enthusiasm, motivation, communication skills, willingness to be a team-player, and integrity displayed at the time of the interview. Those qualified applicants will then be ranked and ultimately selected through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).


The Department of Radiology and Radiological Science administrative suite, conference rooms and resident library are located on the 2nd floor of the Clinical Sciences Building and main hospital.  Clinical areas are located in the main hospital, Rutledge Tower, Hollings Cancer Center and Ashley River Tower (ART).  A printable campus map is available for download (pdf) here:

Our department will have a dinner the night before your scheduled interview day with our current residents.  We usually interview on Friday so the dinner will be the Thursday evening before.  The interview day is typically from 8:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. (please arrive by 8:15 A.M.), which will give time for those individuals interviewing in the afternoon at Trident Family Medicine Transitional Program to get to that interview (which typically starts at 2:00 P.M.).  A sample schedule is as follows:


8:30 A.M.Meet & Greet with the program director
9 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.Faculty Interviews & tour of the department and MUSC Campus with the chief residents
11:30 A.M. - 1 P.M.Lunch with residents
1 P.M.Interview concludes. (For those interviewing with Trident Transitional Program, you will have time to arrive for that interview.)

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