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Graduate Medical Education  2014-2015

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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 Director/Program Coordinator Resources


Graduate Medical Education Committee The GMEC oversees all educational programs and implements the policies and procedures for residents and residency programs within MUSC ensuring high-quality education for its residents. The GMEC ensures programs are adhering to the policies and procedures of the ACGME while maintaining their educational commitment to the residents.  

·      Mark Henry, Anesthesia, PGY 3

·      Nicole Horst, Radiology, PGY 4

·      Brent Jewett, Surgery, PGY 4


·      Page Bridges, Emergency Medicine, PGY 1

·      Challyn Malone, Psychiatry, PGY 1

College of Medicine Progress Committee and Professionalism Subcommittee This subcommittee reviews reports of significant unprofessional behavior on the part of medical students.  The student is brought before the subcommittee for a hearing and the subcommittee determines a plan of action.   The resident members will also attend the meetings of the full progress committee which meets after the end of the fall semester and after the end of the spring semester.  Appeals are heard one week after the regular meetings.

·      Emmanuel Chandler, Pediatrics, PGY 2

·      John Gentry, Psychiatry, PGY 2


·      Patrick Gilbert, Radiology, PGY 3

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee This committee represents the official line of communication between the medical staff and the Department of Pharmacy services. Its purpose is to consider all matters related to the use of drugs within the Medical Center. 

·      Chloe Salzman, Pediatrics, PGY 2

Hospital Infection Control Committee The ICC investigates and controls nosicomial infections and monitors the MUHA Infection Control program. This committee is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and practices to decrease healthcare-associated infections in patients and staff. 

·      Sherry Okun, Pathology, PGY 2

Medical Executive Committee The MEC is the professional policy board of the hospital and is responsible for supervision and enforcement of all professional policies, rules and regulations. Its purpose is to ensure high quality, patient-centered, cost-effective care throughout MUSC's clinical enterprise.  

·      Taylor Horst, Orthopaedics, PGY 5

·      E. Thomas Lewis, Psychiatry, PGY 1

MUSC Ethics Committee The Ethics Committee works to improve patient care within an ethical framework.   Committee functions include clinical consultation, policy development and review, performance improvement and education. 

·      Troy Kapral, Psychiatry, PGY 3

Charleston County Medical Society  CCMS is a body that collectively acts as a patient advocate. It functions as a clearinghouse for information for its members and the community and provides a voice for legislatures to better understand the issues facing healthcare providers today.  

·      Paul Anderson, Anesthesia, PGY 2


·      Roland Hamilton, Neurology, PGY 3

Accreditation/Regulatory Committee The leadership of MUSC Medical Center has established a new Accreditation/Regulatory Committee with responsibility to ensure Joint Commission standards, CMS standards, and other regulatory standards are implemented and monitored across the entire organization.  Membership of the committee will be comprised of key people from cross-functional areas who are recognized as formal or informal leaders in regulatory compliance, and have proven their abilities to effect change.   

·      Robert Reynolds, Radiation Oncology, PGY 4

Hospital Blood Usage, Tissue and Autopsy Committee This committee monitors the use of blood and blood components, and tissue and autopsy issues at the MUSC Medical Center. 

·      Mandy Hathaway, Internal Medicine, PGY 2

Operating Room Executive Committee This committee addresses issues in the operating rooms. (You must be an anesthesia or surgery resident to be elected to this committee.) 

·      Brendan O'Connell, Otolaryngology, PGY 3


·      Shawn Stevens, Otolaryngology, PGY 3

Health Information Management Committee The HIM committee oversees the policies and procedures of the governance and functioning of all parts of the medical record. 

·      Genevieve Maass, Radiology, PGY 2

Medication Reconciliation Committee The Med Rec committee oversees all aspects of the structure and quality of the medication reconciliation process, on admission and discharge, including the transition to an electronic med rec system in late summer. 

·      Tabitha Townsend, Internal Medicine, PGY 2

IMPROVE Committee The IMPROVE Committee gives guidance and recommendations on all quality projects that have been endorsed by the senior leaders within the hospital and medical staff.  The role is to ensure that the IMPROVE process is followed and that there are relevant and sustained results.  This committee makes the final recommendation on whether projects are appropriate to close or not.   

·      Brent Jewett, Surgery, PGY 3

Bed Flow and Readmissions Committee The BFRC monitors the flow of patients across the medical center by overseeing flow dashboards and metrics as well as all policies and procedures associated with placement of patients on select units and readmissions prevention.  

·      Stephanie Bailey, Emergency Medicine, PGY 1

The Magnet Advisory Committee is a group of carefully selected interprofessionals who will serve as advocates for the Magnet process and help guide us towards achievement of Magnet designation. This Committee will meet quarterly. 

·      Valerie Fritsch, Otolaryngology, PGY 1