Resident Handbook Introduction
Letter of Commitment/
Accreditation Status Disclaimer
Administration & Governance - Graduate Medical Education Programs
Policies & Procedures
Salaries & Benefits
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
Specialty and subspecialty residents may apply to do clinical rotations at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The requirements are outlined below (NOTE: All requirements must be fulfilled before visiting residents may begin their rotations at MUSC.)
- The visiting resident must have written approval from the MUSC residency program approving the rotation. In addition, the DIO must receive written approval of the rotation from the MUSC residency program director.
- An affiliation agreement from the visiting resident’s sponsoring institution is required stating the following information:
- the length of the rotation;
- the visiting resident will be covered under his/her home institution’s malpractice insurance policy or other malpractice insurance during the time spent in the MUSC residency program;
- the learning goals and objectives;
- the institution responsible for paying the resident’s salary and benefits during the time s/he is at MUSC;
- the supervising physician at MUSC.
- the program director at the sponsoring institution
The affiliation agreement must be received by the host program at MUSC, approved/signed by the University/MUHA Legal Counsel, Annette Drachman, and by the CEO of MUSC Health/Vice President for Health Affairs of MUSC, Dr. Pat Cawley.
The MUSC Supervising Physician must notify the visiting resident's Program Director if any adverse events, involving the visiting resident, take place during the rotation at MUSC.
- The visiting resident must complete and return to the MUSC Program Coordinator the attached Visiting Resident Information form.
- The visiting resident must send a current curriculum vitae to the MUSC Program Director.
- Applicants must complete and return the Employee Health Services "Pre-placement" health form to the MUSC residency program coordinator. (Note: Prospective Visiting Residents will need to obtain this form from the MUSC residency program coordinator as it is located inside the MUSC computer network.) Coordinators: You may find the "Pre-Placement Exam," "Respiratory Questionnaire," and the "Immunization" health forms at: http://www.musc.edu/ehs Under "Quick Links" choose "New Employees and Volunteers" then click on each of the three applicable links to obtain the forms. Please ensure you print these forms to send to your prospective Visiting Residents for completion. Note: Please do not submit specific health information or records to the GME Office.
- International Medical Graduates (IMGs) or U.S. Foreign Graduates must provide copies of their ECFMG certificates and appropriate visas.
- A South Carolina Medical License must be obtained by the visiting resident. For more information, please contact the State Board of Medical Examiners at (803) 896-4500.
- A federal NPI (National Provider Identifier) for the visiting resident must be provided. If the resident does not have an NPI, one must be obtained. An application can be completed online at https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov NPI Enumerator information can be obtained by contacting 1-800-465-3203. For more information, please contact Sonya Floyd, MUSC Managed Care department, at 843-876-1344.
- MyQuest (replaced CATTS) lessons will need to be completed once a NetID is assigned by University Human Resources. MyQuest may be accessed at: http://musc.netdimensions.com/
- If a Visiting Resident needs to access the EPIC system, an 8-hour classroom training session will be required. Please contact the EPIC System Education Team at email@example.com to schedule training.
- MUSC Residency Programs must orient the Visiting Resident on the information within the MUSC Patient Safety Brochure.
- The following MUSC University HR form must be completed by the Program Coordinator:
- "Checklist for Unpaid Individuals" found at: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/hr/university/forms/UNPAID_INDIVIDUALS.pdf
- The following MUSC University HR forms must be completed by the Visiting Resident:
- “Release of Information” found at: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/hr/university/forms/authority%20and%20consent%20to%20release%20information.pdf
“Application for Non-Paid Opportunity” found at: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/hr/university/forms/NONPAID_OPPORTUNITY.pdf
- Program Coordinators are required to arrange for their visiting residents to be entered into the MUSC E*Value residency tracking system prior to the start of the visiting rotation. All visiting residents must log their duty hours during the term of their rotations. Please contact the GME Office (792-0761) to create all visiting resident profiles within E*Value. GME will "inactivate" all visiting residents within E*Value one month after the end of their rotations at MUSC.
- A copy of the complete packet of required materials stated in steps 1-15 must be submitted to Angela Ybarra, GME Office, 202 Main Hospital. Ms. Ybarra will review the packet with the Program Coordinator. Only when the review is complete and Ms. Ybarra's approval is obtained, will the Visiting Resident be cleared to begin his/her visiting rotation.
IMPORTANT - Visiting Residents Who Rotate at MUSC for More Than 30 Days MUST:
- fulfill steps 1-15 above and,
- receive additional training in Medicare Teaching Physician Regulations. This training is available via the CATTS system. The Program Coordinator will need to contact Suzanne Collins (876-1323) or Chrissy Spivey (876-1321) with MUSC Physicians so the visiting resident may be assigned this lesson.
NOTE: To obtain a copy of the Visiting Resident Information/Signature Form, contact the Program Coordinator of the desired program or the GME Office at 843-792-0761.
Visiting Resident Information/Signature Form (PDF)