Program summaries should include information you have learned about a program, for example:
impressions of the PD, APDs, other faculty/attendings
impressions of the residents
culture of the program, pressure on residents to read quickly
exposure to procedures, how do readouts work, moonlighting available etc.
hospital characteristics: size, trauma, pediatric exposure, community/academic/mixed etc.
types/number of spots available, ESIR available
South Carolina - Charleston
Medical University of South Carolina Program
Aunt Minnie Best Radiologist Training Program 2019 semifinalist
Residents are really happy and easy going. They have a very strong IR department and have a good ESIR program for people who don't go direct IR/DR. Independent call with night float rotations R2-R4 and some buddy call on the weekends during R1. Most DR rotations are 7am to 4-5pm with daily didactics 12-1pm. Charleston is nice city with warm weather although does have some issues with flooding and has had yearly hurricanes the last 4 years. Living on the peninsula is expensive so most residents live nearby in James Island, West Ashley, or Mt. Pleasant and have a ~10 min commute. MUSC is the only transplant center in the state and has Peds and Adult Level I trauma centers. It has a large catchment area getting nearly all the complex pathology east of Emory and south of UNC/Duke. Moonlighting available-contrast coverage for everyone and reading shifts with PPs during R4. Nice gym available on campus. Many residents stay on for fellowship at MUSC. Expanded the program last year. 11 positions in DR and 2 positions in integrated IR/DR available this year. Overall good academic program. Biggest weakness is lack of name brand outside of the southeast which probably affects fellowship placement and jobs in other parts of the country.
Agree with above - loved the place last year. Biggest negative is that many people dont seem to leave MUSC for fellowship. Maybe it is because they like the location so much, but maybe its because they cant get a better fellowship idk. Its still a great place though.
*Immigration Status: Residents must be US citizens, permanent residents or have a J-1 Visa. The institution does not sponsor H-1 Visas