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Graduate Medical Education  2017-2018

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Resident Handbook Introduction

Letter of Commitment/
Accreditation Status Disclaimer

Administration & Governance - Graduate Medical Education Programs

Policies & Procedures

Salaries & Benefits

MUSC Policies

Appendix 1 - Resident Agreements (Medical and Dental)

Appendix 2 - Evaluation Forms

Appendix 3 - Forms

Appendix 4 - Scopes of Practice

Appendix 5 - Program Resources




A.   Health assessment screenings, including a pre-employment drug test, are required of all new residents and shall be scheduled and completed prior to starting their program.  Visting residents are required to complete all health screenings except the drug screen test prior to starting their rotation(s).  Appointments for health screenings will be scheduled by the designated representative within each department.  Confirmation that the employee has completed the health screening shall become a part of each resident’s personnel record.

B.  Tuberculin (TB) testing and evaluation or TB symptom updates will be done on all paid and non-paid employees who have the potential for exposure to M. tuberculosis. Each employee will be assigned a level of TB risk and corresponding testing intervals. Frequency of TB testing is dependent upon each employee’s work environment (Level 1 = Annual testing, Level 2 = Every 6 months testing for high risk areas, Level 3 = Every three months post exposure follow-up, Level 4 = Every two years for employees not working or frequenting hospital facilities, i.e. business offices off campus).

C.  All residents entering MUSC programs after April 1, 2006, will not be authorized to begin their programs unless they satisfactorily complete a drug screen test.  If they refuse or test positive to drug use, they will be reported to their Program Director and the Designated Institutional Official for GME for further action.

Call Employee Health Services at (843) 792-2991 (Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm) to schedule your urine drug screening test.  Please note the following:

-  Appointments are scheduled between 7:00 am and 1:15 pm ONLY.
-  Bring a government-issued picture ID (ex. Driver's License, Military ID or Passport)
-  Be prepared to produce a urine speciman.  You must produce a speciman within three hours.
-  You cannot exit the office until your appointment is complete.  Plan accordingly and allow plenty of time for your appointment as you may be occupied for up to three hours.
-  Drug screen results are typically received within two business days.  However, depending on the outcome, results may be delayed for one week or longer.

D.  Residents with job related injuries will be treated by Medical University Employee Health Services. Worker’s Compensation Reports for job related injuries must be completed by the Program Director.


A. On the Job Injuries

For any on the job injuries, residents should report immediately to their Program Director and a Workers’ Compensation Employer’s First Report of Injury or Illness Form (ACORD) should be filled out and signed by the Program Director (Please refer to the Workers’ Compensation Policy #27 in the MUSC Human Resources Policy Manual). The resident should then report to Medical University Employee Health Services (57 Bee Street) if the incident occurs Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If assistance is needed after hours or on weekends or holidays, the resident should report directly to 1-West Trauma. Note: If the injury is an occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens, the resident should contact Medical University Employee Health Services at 792-2991 or, if after hours or on holidays and weekends, the Health Services Coordinator (HSC) should be called. The HSC can be reached by calling Hospital Communications at 792-2123. It is extremely important all BBP exposures be reported within two hours so that the appropriate medical attention can be administered.

B. Non-Job Related Injuries

  1. Injuries or illnesses which are non-job-related and non-emergent should be cared for by the resident's private physician. If a resident does not have a physician, s/he may contact the MUSC Health Connection (792-1414) for information and assistance. (Residents with acute injuries/illnesses can be seen in the Emergency Services department at anytime.)

  2. Medical University Employee Health Services will not provide residents with permission to be excused from work due to non-job related injuries or illnesses. It will be the responsibility of the Program Director to make the decision when a resident requests to leave work because of illness or to receive medical treatment.  Program Directors will not be asked to make medical decisions, but to make sound decisions, based on their observations of the resident.