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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



Action by the State Board of Medical or Dental Examiners revoking or suspending a resident's license or placing him/her on probation shall automatically suspend all of his/her hospital privileges and may result in dismissal from the residency program.


  1. When a question arises concerning the dismissal of a resident, the Program Director shall first discuss the matter with the resident. The resolution of the matter may invoke appropriate remedial action or the dismissal of the resident. The Program Director will write a letter to the Designated Institutional Official for GME recommending a course of action (i.e. remediation or dismissal).
  2. If the Designated Institutional Official for GME concludes that there is sufficient evidence to justify dismissal from the residency program, the Designated Institutional Official for GME will notify, in writing, the Program Director, the Department Chair and the resident. This notification shall state:

    a. grounds for dismissal based on evidence of failure to meet the conditions of the resident's appointment to the training program. 

    b. grounds for dismissal with sufficient information, particularly of the underlying facts, to fully inform the Resident of the reason for the dismissal.
  3. If the Program Director recommends remediation, the Designated Institutional Official for GME will establish a hearing committee consisting of three individuals:  a Program Director, a Chief Resident and a University faculty member or official.  The Designated Institutional Official for GME will preside over the committee.

    a. The purpose of the committee will be to review the information regarding the Resident's actions and to review the proposed remediation plan. This group will make recommendations to the DIO regarding the proposed remediation plan.

    b. The remediation plan will be reviewed by the DIO, the Program Director and the resident.  The plan will be signed by all three individuals.

  4. The resident's salary and fringe benefits shall be continued during these proceedings (if any unused sick or annual leave is available) until a final decision is made by the Designated Institutional Official for GME.

    The above provision for termination for cause shall not apply to the decision to not reappoint a resident resulting from his/her failure to attain educational objectives of his/her training program. (See Grievance Procedure for Academic Deficiencies.)