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Graduate Medical Education  2013-2014

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Resident Handbook Introduction

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Administration & Governance - Graduate Medical Education Programs

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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

 

Completion Certificate Policy

Completion certificates are ordered by the GME Office for completion of Internships, Residencies and Fellowships for residents/fellows in ACGME and ADA-accredited programs with contracts through the GME Office.
 
Certificate requests for residents/fellows completing on-cycle are due by the last business day of January each year. Certificate requests for residents/fellows completing off-cycle must be submitted 6 weeks prior to the completion date in order to receive their certificate on the last day of the resident/fellow’s contract.  
 
The GME Office covers the cost of completion certificates ordered through the GME Office with the following exceptions:

  • Any request placed 60-days after the completion date is charged to the department.
  • All duplicate certificate requests need to be prepaid by the former resident/fellow – see Certificate Request under the Forms Appendix.

Certificate requests must be submitted in writing and signed by the Program Director or Department Chairman. All requests must include the following:

  • Complete resident/fellow name as it is to appear on the certificate
  • Resident/fellow’s credentials
  • Degree awarded (i.e. Intern in Medicine, Resident in Medicine, Fellow in Nephrology)
  • Dates of attendance 

Certificates are not released to the departments until the last day of the resident/fellow’s contract and without a completed Clearance Sheet submitted to the GME Office. Certificates are only released to the department Program Coordinator or his/her designee.

Please Note:  It is the Program Coordinator's responsibility to obtain the required signatures on each completion certificate.