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Department of Family Medicine

Transitional Year Residency Program

Trident Medical Center - MUSC Transitional Year Residency Program Charleston, SC 

On behalf of the Trident Medical Center and the Departments of Family Medicine and Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), I would like to thank-you for your interest in our transitional year residency program. Our program is designed to provide residents with the educational experience needed to prepare them for their next level of training.

The Trident / MUSC Transitional Year Residency Program is an educational partnership between a large community hospital and a well-respected academic health center. Our community-based, university-affiliated program provides residents a broad range of outstanding educational opportunities. The combination of the two disciplines of family medicine and radiology allows our residents to experience both primary care and a specialty discipline.

Both our family medicine and radiology residency programs are well established and nationally recognized. The family medicine residency program has trained over 400 family physicians and currently recruits for 30 positions. The Department of Family Medicine at MUSC is nationally known in many areas of family medicine education including: quality improvement in medicine, primary care research, computerized patient records, a health maintenance reminder system, community-oriented primary care, evidence-based medicine, sports medicine, ambulatory pharmacology, psychosocial aspects of medicine, the doctor-patient relationship, and environmental and occupational medicine.

The Radiology Residency Program at MUSC recruits for nine residents per year. The Department of Radiology at MUSC provides coverage for all hospitals within the MUSC system, including the Medical University Authority Hospital, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, the MUSC Children’s hospital, and the Rutledge Tower ambulatory care facility. The department has utilized the digital PACS for the past 10 years. Study volume is approximately 200,000 exams per year.

Trident Medical Center, a nationally recognized community hospital, serves as the primary site and sponsor for resident education. This approximate 300 bed hospital is centrally located and provides full service medical care.

Trident Medical Center, MUSC, Family Medicine, and Radiology work together in this setting of a historic and popular Southeastern Coastal city provide an outstanding environment for residency training. I look forward to meeting you and discussing our outstanding program.

Best regards,

Dr. Joseph J Benich, III






Eric Matheson, MD
Program Director, Trident / MUSC Transitional Year Residency Program
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, MUSC


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