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2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical College of Georgia



About the College

The Augusta University Medical College of Georgia has the ninth largest freshman class and the 10th largest total enrollment in the nation. The Medical College of Georgia expanded its incoming class from 190 to 230 students for the Fall 2010 class – 190 study in Augusta and an  additional 40 students matriculate at the four-year Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership campus in Athens.

The college’s new home, the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Education Commons, a 187,000-square-foot high-tech medical education building on the main campus that features a 26,620-square-foot simulation laboratory, two 300-seat auditoriums, two 150-seat classrooms, 13 learning communities, and 13 small-group classrooms, opened in 2014. Outside the classroom, MCG students have the opportunity to learn at GRHealth, which includes a 478-bed adult medical center facility ranked in the top 100 teaching hospitals nationwide, and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Students also rotate at affiliated clinical sites throughout the state. Third- and fourth-year students can also live in learn at one of three regional campuses in Southwest (Albany), Southeast (Savannah/Brunswick), and Northwest (Rome) Georgia.

MCG students volunteer extensively in the community, including staffing an after-hours health care clinic for Augusta’s homeless and uninsured, tutoring disadvantaged youth, and running a farmer’s market that offers produce and ideas on healthy eating to inner-city residents.

Administration

Dean: Peter F. Buckley, MD

Vice Dean for Academic Affairs: Paul M. Wallach, MD

Interim Campus Dean, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership: Leslie Petch Lee, PhD

Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination: Kathryn Martin, PhD, MPA

Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum: T. Andrew Albritton, MD

Associate Dean for Curriculum: Renee Page, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Veterans Affairs: Walter J. Moore, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research: Anthony L. Mulloy, PhD, DO

Assistant Dean for Global Translational Research: Ayman Al-Hendy, MD

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs: Kevin C. Dellsperger, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs: Kimberly Loomer, EdD, MA

Associate Dean for Evaluation, Accreditation, and Continuous Quality Improvement: Andria M. Thomas, PhD

Associate Dean for Admissions: Gina N. Duncan, MD

Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Development: Ralph A. Gillies, PhD, MS

Associate Dean for Area Health Education Centers: Denise Kornegay, MSW

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Primary Care: Dr. Joseph Hobbs, MD

Assistant Dean for Ambulatory Care Services: Dr. Julian Nussbaum, MD

Associate Dean for Research: Dr. Michael Diamond, MD

Campus Associate Dean for Student and Multicultural Affairs, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership: John Francis, MD, PhD

Campus Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership : Shelly A. Nuss, MD

Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership: W. Scott Richardson, MD

Campus Assistant Dean, Southwest Campus: C. Granville Simmons, MD

Campus Assistant Dean, Southwest Campus: Sandra C. Mobley, PhD, RN

Campus Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Southeast Campus: T. Wayne Rentz, MD

Campus Assistant Dean, Northwest Campus: Leonard D. Reeves Sr., MD

Chief of Staff: Jeanette K. Balotin, MPA, MA

Director of Operations: Joel Covar

Admissions Requirements

Please see the Medical College of Georgia Admissions website for specific admissions information:

http://www.gru.edu/mcg/admissions/application/procedures.php

Program Specific Requirements

MD Program

Doctor of Medicine  

Technical Standards for Admission are required. For further information visit http://www.gru.edu/mcg/admissions/application/prerequisites.php.

MD/MBA Program

(offered in conjunction with Hull College of Business also offered at the Partnership Campus in conjunction with the UGA Terry College of Business)

MD/MBA Program  

MD/PHD Program

(offered in conjunction with The Graduate School)

  

The combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program provides complete training in medicine and biomedical sciences required for careers in investigative medicine.

Students complete the academic requirements for the M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia and the Ph.D. degree from a degree-granting department of biomedical sciences in the University System of Georgia. Students may choose from eligible Ph.D. programs at Augusta University, the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. The degree can typically be completed in seven to eight years.

Technical Standards for Admission are required. For further information visit http://www.gru.edu/mcg/mdphd/admissions.php.

Admissions Recommendations: The average MCAT score for the class that matriculated August 2012 was 30.47. The average GPA was 3.7.

Phase 1 and 2 Course Policies and Procedures

(Subject to change; please check with your specific campus)

Observance of Religious Holidays: Students should meet with the module director at the beginning of the module to make him/her aware of any religious obligations that would require the student to miss required module activities. Arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Online course evaluations: Every student evaluates both faculty and courses via the same anonymous electronic evaluation system at the end of each module.The evaluation system has been designed so that no identifying information can be connected to a specific evaluation form. In order to ensure that all students have participated in the evaluation process, students must login to the online system, this login is not linked to the evaluation form itself. This process exists to keep a record of students who have completed evaluations. Students are required to complete the evaluation form in its entirety. Each student has been randomly assigned a group of module faculty to evaluate. You are expected to evaluate all faculty in your assigned group. Students will be sent reminder emails to let them know which faculty they are responsible for evaluating. Emails will be sent a few days prior to the sessions you are required to evaluate. Module director and module evaluations will be made available for 2 days prior to the final exam and 3 days following each module’s final exam. Students can log into the evaluation system using a login name (first initial and last name with the last four digits of your social security number) and a password (that will be sent to you via email) via this website: https://www.one45.com/webeval/georgia/public/login.php

Proofing note-taker notes: Proofing student note-taker notes will be at the faculty member’s discretion.

Examinations: All examinations will be administered on the dates and at the times documented in the Phase 1/2 examination schedule. Students will not be permitted to take examinations early. If an emergency results in a student not being able to take a scheduled examination, the student must provide the module director with written documentation as to the reason why they were not able to take the examination as scheduled. The module director will make the decision on when the student takes the missed examination. Documented personal illness, the death and funeral of an immediate family member, and family emergencies are examples of legitimate reasons for not being able to take a scheduled examination. Weddings, visits to family and friends, pre-purchased airline tickets, etc. are not acceptable reasons to reschedule an examination. If a student arrives late for an examination, they will not receive additional time to complete the test. All students must turn in their examinations when time is called. If a student does not turn in their examination when time is called, the examination will not be scored and the student will receive a zero.

In Augusta, the NBME Subject examinations administered at the end of Phases 1 and 2 will be administered only on the dates and at the times documented in the Phase 1/2 examination schedule. If a student, regardless of the reason, does not take the examination at that time, s/he will have to take the examination after spring semester ends. The Curriculum Office will determine the date for the makeup examination.

Adjusting examinations: All students will be given credit for those questions that are adjusted. If the Module Director determines there is more than one correct answer for a particular question, credit will be given for all correct answers.

In Athens, examinations are administered at the dates and times specified on the Phase 1 and Phase 2 course syllabi and are done via electronic testing software. Students with documented testing accommodations can work with the Offices of Student Affairs and Curriculum for these adjustments. Specific, allowable reasons for excused absence from tests are available in the campus testing policy.

Test Administration Guidelines: Include in the module syllabus and announced to the class before the exam the following information.

  • Students will not be permitted to bring the following items to take a test
    • Cellular telephones, PDAs or handheld computers
    • Written notes
    • Books
    • Book bags
    • Food and beverages
  • Students will not be permitted to wear hats with brims or bill such as baseball caps during the exam
  • Only pencils and erasers are permitted in the testing area

In Athens, the overall examination instructions are similar, yet they involve primarily the use of electronic testing software. Specific instructions are provided in the campus testing policy.

Test Administration Instructions

  • Please remove everything from your desk except for pencils and erasers
  • Please remove your hats
  • Distribute the exams
  • You are permitted to make calculations or notes in your test book; however, you will receive credit only for those answers recorded on your answer sheet.
  • All students must turn in their examinations when time is called. If a student does not turn in their examination when time is called, the examination will not be scored and the student will receive a zero.
  • If you need to leave the testing room for any reason, you must return your test and answer sheet to the proctor.
  • You will not be given additional time for the time lost during your absence.
  • You have XXX hours to complete the time
  • You will be given a 30 minute and 10 minute warning.
  • 30 minute warning: You have 30 minutes remaining in which to complete the exam. Please remember that all responses must be recorded on your answer sheet in order to receive credit. No additional time will be permitted for transferring answers.
  • 10 minute warning: You have 10 minutes more to work. Please remain seated. You may not leave the testing room until you are dismissed at the end of the session.
  • Stop. Please remain in your seat and refrain from talking until you are dismissed.
  • The exam is over. You may now leave.

Questions during exams: No specific questions regarding a test question will be answered during any exam. Typographical errors, however, will be acknowledged and posted during the exam.

Posting Answer Keys: If an answer key is posted on the day of the exam, the key will not be posted before 12:00 noon. The module director decides on the day the key is to be posted.

Standard Grading Policy (Except for courses with weighted exams)

Final grade = total number of points obtained/total number of possible points

Final grades are based on the following scale.

  • A: 90-100
  • B: 80-89.99
  • C: 70-79.99
  • D: 60-69.99
  • F: 59.99 

Final grades are not rounded up.

In Athens, we adhere to the USG grading scale as shown. Details on calculation of final scores are provided in individual course syllabi.

Grade Appeal: Once a final grade is posted, students have two weeks to appeal a final grade in a course or clerkship if they think their evaluation is unjust by:

Step 1: Discuss a Concern
The student must discuss the concern with the module or clerkship director first and not with any other faculty member (e.g., the student’s attending physician) who taught in the module or clerkship. A violation of this step will result in a student forfeiting the right to officially appeal the grade.

Step 2: Appeal a Grade
To appeal a grade, a student must submit to the module or clerkship director in writing within 2 weeks of the final grade being posted the reasons for the appeal and provide objective documentation, where appropriate, to support a change in grade. The module or clerkship director reviews the student’s appeal and may make a decision independently or may appoint an advisory ad hoc committee of at least three faculty members. The ad hoc committee makes a recommendation to the module or clerkship director. The module or clerkship director then makes a decision about the appeal and notifies the student in writing (may be electronic) of the decision within 2 weeks of receipt of the student’s appeal.

Step 3: Appeal the Decision of Course, Clerkship or Module Director
The student may appeal the decision of the module or clerkship director within one week of notice by the course/clerkship or module director by written request to the department chair for a departmental course or clerkship, or to the associate dean for curriculum if the course/clerkship/module is interdepartmental. The chair or associate dean may choose to decide the appeal independently or may appoint an advisory ad hoc committee of at least 3 faculty members who had not served on the prior ad hoc committee listed under step 2. The ad hoc committee makes a recommendation to the chair or the associate dean for curriculum. The chair or associate dean for curriculum will then decide the matter and provide notice in writing to the student within 2 weeks of the written request for appeal at this level.

Step 4: Appeal of the Decision of the Department Chair or Associate Dean for Curriculum
If a student does not agree with the decision of the  department chair or associate dean for curriculum, the student may appeal the decision in writing within one week of prior notice by the chair or associate dean for curriculum to the vice dean for academic affairs. The vice dean for academic affairs may decide the appeal independently or appoint an advisory ad hoc committee comprised of at least 3 faculty members who had not previously participated in this appeal process. The ad hoc committee makes a recommendation to the Vice Dean, who will then decide the matter. Typically, appeals at this level are for procedural concerns only. The student will be notified of the decision within 2 weeks of the request for appeal. This is the final level of appeal for a grade.

Phase 3 Standard Policies and Procedures

The third year of the curriculum is one of the most exciting years of your medical education because it is the first real opportunity for you to be directly involved in patient care.

Caring for patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of our profession. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality clinical experiences. The following policies are to help guide you in your role as a health care professional in providing your patients the highest quality of care possible.

Attendance

1. Patient care teams are responsible to each other in order to provide high quality care and a good learning environment. Being absent or late, even for good reasons, may impact the team. Therefore, if a student is absent or late for any reason, s/he is required to contact the attending

physician and/or resident for that rotation, and the clerkship director’s office that day to let them know of the absence or lateness.

2. The clerkship director must excuse all absences. Personal illness and family emergencies are examples of absences that are excused. Other requests for absences should be made as soon as feasible. Recognizing the need to have sufficient time in the clinical learning environment, if approximately 15% of a rotation is missed by absence (3 days in 4 weeks, 5 days in 6 weeks, 6 days in 8 weeks) a decision will be made by the clerkship director as to how best facilitate your learning so that you have adequate clinical exposure and time off can be made up. If time missed is significant, it may be best to repeat the rotation in its entirety. This policy applies to all rotations, including both on-campus and off-campus.

3. Students should meet with the Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum prior to beginning Phase 3 if: (1) they need to be away from their clinical responsibilities on any required rotation for more than three days or three 26-hour periods or if (2) they are required to be away for more than seven days or seven 26-hour periods during an academic year. In such instances, the Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum will work with the student to modify the curriculum to ensure the student meets the educational requirements for graduation.

Approved by the COC on January 26, 2006

4. Excused Absence for Health Care

Medical students are encouraged to obtain health care and will be excused from course and clerkship activities to seek their own health care. As professionals, when possible, they should choose appointments that interfere the least with educational responsibilities. If such absences exceed 1 appointment per month, a formal medical excuse will need to be obtained.

Approved by COC on December 2, 2014

5. As a culturally sensitive institution, MCG respects the desire of individuals to be absent for observance of major religious holidays that are personally observed.

Policy for Medical Students’ Observance of Religious Holidays

Students should meet with the clerkship director (or designee if the clerkship director is not available) prior to the beginning of the rotation to make him/her aware of their religious obligations. The clerkship director will notify the attending physician that the student has permission to be away from their clinical responsibilities for the time the religious observance(s) take(s) place. In addition, students should meet with their attending physician and resident to make arrangements for the care of their patients. If possible, students should arrange for a colleague on the rotation to cover their patients. The time away from the rotation will not impact students’ evaluations. (If significant absence results (see Section 1) time off may need to be made up.)

6.  Vacation Schedule.  Vacations begin and end on the following dates.

Thanksgiving Holiday:             November 26 – November 29, 2015

Winter Holiday:                       December 19, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Spring Holidays:                      April 2 - 10, 2016

7.  Holidays

  • Independence Day: July 3, 2015
  • Labor Day: September 7, 2015
  • Martin Luther King Day: January 18, 2016
  • Memorial Day: May 30, 2016
  • Columbus Day (VA holiday only)
  • Veterans Day (VA holiday only)
  • President’s Day (VA holiday only)

8. Dress Code for Clinical Activities: In order to create an environment of professionalism for our patients and colleagues, students are expected to dress professionally in appropriate attire and maintain a neat and clean appearance. Professional attire is a shirt and tie for men (unless instructed otherwise) and slacks/skirt with a blouse or dresses for women. As members of the medical community, all students engaged in patient care activities should wear a clean, short white coat (unless instructed otherwise by the attending physician) and have the required student identification visible. For safety reasons, no open-toed shoes or sandals should be worn. Cologne, perfume, or after shave are not appropriate in the clinical environment as patients may be allergic. Students are to adhere to the professional dress standards of their assigned clinical sites. Appearances that have the potential to offend or distract patients must be avoided.Examples of these appearances include but are not limited to:

  • Easily visible tattoos or body piercing (e.g., lip, eyebrow, tongue)
  • Unusual hair coloring or style
  • Casual clothing (e.g., jeans and shirts without collars for men.)
  • Revealing or ill‑fitting clothing
  • Unwashed or unkempt appearance

9. Policy on Student Clinical Duty Hours

  1. In order to assure proper balance of patient care and study, in no case will medical students exceed ACGME requirements for residents.  Specifically:
  • Duty hours must be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a 2-week period, inclusive of all in-house call activities.
  • Medical students must have at least 10 hours, free of duty between scheduled duty periods.
  • Students must have at least 1 day off per 7-day week averaged over a 4-week period.

Approved by the COC on December 2, 2014

  1. Students do not take call on the Wednesday night prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday and may leave that afternoon after all their patient care responsibilities have been completed.
  1. Students do not take call on the Friday PM prior to the Spring Holiday and may leave after all their patient care responsibilities have been completed.
  1. Students do not take call the day prior to the NBME Subject Examination and may

             leave at noon on that day provided that morning patient care responsibilities have been

             completed. If traveling more than 2 hours to take the exam, the student is excused the

             entire day prior.

Administrative Issues

10. Supervision and Medical Student Scope and Practice

All medical students participating in required educational experiences are in engaged in educational environments wherein they are supervised by members of the faculty, and/or where present, residents. Faculty and residents are prepared for their roles as educators, are aware of the educational program objectives, and the generally expected limitations of medical student ability by level. All medical students are expected to perform medical activities within their approved scope of practice and must seek assistance if faced with a medical circumstance that is beyond their skill level or comfort. Adherence to this policy will be monitored by the Phase 3 Committee and COC, reviewed on a biannual basis and modified as appropriate. 

Approved by the COC on December 2, 2014

11. NBME Subject Exam

  1. NBME subject examinations are given on the final Friday of each clerkship. Students

will not be permitted to take examinations early. If a student, regardless of the reason, does not take the examination at that time, s/he may take the examination on a day when NBME subject examinations are administered. With the exception of the NW campus, students may not take two NBME subject examinations in one day. Documented personal illness, the death and funeral of a family member or close personal friend, and family emergencies, are examples of legitimate reasons for not being able to take a scheduled examination. Visits to family and friends or pre-purchased airline tickets, etc. are not acceptable reasons to reschedule an examination. Since the exam is timed and proctored, if late, a student will not receive additional time to complete the test. Failure to comply with any of the NBME test administration policies, may result in a zero on the NBME subject exam.

  1. Students must achieve at least the 5th percentile on each of the end-of-clerkship

NBME subject examinations to pass the clerkship. If a student does not receive a passing score, s/he will receive a “D” for the clerkship regardless of the clinical grade. At a minimum, students will be required to remediate the deficiency by taking a four-week period to prepare for retaking the examination. Longer periods of remediation may be required depending on the deficiencies of the student. During this time, students may not be on a core clerkship, selective, or elective. Scheduled vacations are not considered part of the remediation. Students must take the month of July in the senior year as vacation to remediate deficiencies if the end-of-clerkship exam was failed prior to the June rotation. A student failing an end-of-clerkship exam in June will be required to remediate the deficiency during the August rotation. Students may retake up to two failed NBME subject exams, with the potential of raising the grade to a C. If the score on the retake is at or above the 5th percentile nationally, the final grade will change from “D” to “C” without annotation. If the score is less than the 5th percentile nationally, the final grade will change from “D” to “F” and the student will be required to repeat the entire clerkship. Students must achieve at least the 30th percentile to be eligible for a “B” and the 70th percentile to be eligible for an “A” on each of the end-of-clerkship NBME subject examinations.

NBME cutoffs for off-cycle students in the first 3 months of their third year will be  

scored using the first quarter score sheet as would students who are not off cycle in

July, August, and September. The criteria used for first quarter students will be used

for students in their first quarter of clerkships, even if they are taking them later in

the academic year. If a student has an elective in one of the first three months, the

elective counts toward the first “quarter”.

  1. MCG Retake Policy

If a student has no failing NBME end-of-clerkship exams (has passed all of them), s/he will be permitted to re-take 1 subject exam with the possibility of raising the final grade by 1 letter grade. This policy offers the students the opportunity to improve their performance. Academic Year national data is used to calculate cutoffs and conversion scores on the retake.

Approved by the COC on December 2, 2014

12. Testing Accommodations

In order to assure that proper arrangements are made, any student requiring special testing conditions must notify the clerkship director or coordinator before the start of the clerkship or on the first day of the clerkship.

13.  Grade Appeal:  Phase 3

If a student has a concern regarding a clinical grade, s/he must discuss it with the clerkship director first and not the attending physician or residents. A violation of this policy will result in a student forfeiting the right to officially appeal the grade.

Once a final grade is posted, students have two weeks to appeal a final grade in a course or clerkship if they think their evaluation is unjust by:

Step 1: Discuss a Concern

The student must discuss the concern with the clerkship director first and not with any other faculty member (e.g., the student’s attending physician) who taught in the clerkship. A violation of this step will result in a student forfeiting the right to officially appeal the grade.

Step 2: Appeal a Grade

To appeal a grade, a student must submit to the clerkship director in writing within 2 weeks of the final grade being posted the reasons for the appeal and provide objective documentation, where appropriate, to support a change in a grade. The clerkship director reviews the student’s appeal and may make a decision independently or may appoint an advisory ad hoc committee of at least three faculty members. The ad hoc committee makes a recommendation to the clerkship director. The clerkship director then makes a decision about the appeal and notifies the student in writing (may be electronic) of the decision within 2 weeks of receipt of the student’s appeal.

Step 3: Appeal the Decision of the Clerkship Director

The student may appeal the decision of the clerkship director within one week of notice by the course/clerkship director by written request to the department chair for a departmental course or clerkship, or to the senior associate dean for curriculum if the course/clerkship is interdepartmental. The chair or senior associate dean may choose to decide the appeal independently or may appoint an advisory ad hoc committee of at least 3 faculty members who had not served on the prior ad hoc committee listed under step 2. The ad hoc committee makes a recommendation to the chair or the senior associate dean for curriculum.  The chair or senior associate dean for curriculum will then decide the matter and provide notice in writing to the student within 2 weeks of the written request for appeal at this level.

Step 4:  Appeal of the Decision of the Departmental Chair or Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum. If a student does not agree with the decision of the department chair or senior associate dean for curriculum, the student may appeal the decision in writing within one week of prior notice by the chair or senior associate dean for curriculum to the vice dean for academic affairs. The vice dean for academic affairs may decide the appeal independently or appoint an advisory ad hoc committee comprised of at least 3 faculty members who had not previously participated in this appeal process. The ad hoc committee makes a recommendation to the vice dean, who will then decide the matter. Typically, appeals at this level are for procedural concerns only. The student will be notified of the decision within 2 weeks of the request for appeal.  This is the final level of appeal for a grade.

Approved by the COC on September 13 2012

14.  Clerkship grades are based on the following scale.

A: 90-100

B: 80-89.99

C: 70-79.99

D: 60-69.99

F: Below 59.99

Final grades for the clerkships are not rounded up.

15. Grade Submission Deadline: All grades for modules and clerkships will be submitted within 6 weeks of the completion of the module or clerkship.

Approved by the COC on December 2, 2014

16. For each of the clerkships, students must complete the Student Patient Encounter (SPEL) and procedure logs using one45 to fulfill the requirements for the clerkship.

17. Student participation in Mid-Rotation Feedback Policy

MCG has policies to ensure that students receive mid-rotation feedback. Mid-rotation student evaluation forms are required to be filled out by student and faculty approximately at the mid-point of all clinical clerkship rotations of four weeks or more. The process begins with student initiation and is completed by faculty. As this is considered very important, if a student does not initiate the process, it will lead to an incomplete grade in the clerkship.

 Approved by COC on March 10, 2015

18. Student evaluations of the educational program are important for each of the clerkships, students must submit an evaluation on the faculty, residents, and clerkship to fulfill the clerkship requirements. A student’s grade will not be posted until the evaluations have been submitted to Evaluation Services. Student evaluations are not released to faculty or departments until grades are submitted.

19.  Official electronic communication will be via email to your university account. Students are responsible for all information sent via email. All students should routinely check their e-mail regarding clerkship announcements and information.

20.  If a student has had a recent name change, s/he must notify the Registrar and the Curriculum Office before the start of the clerkship or on the first day of the clerkship.

21. Requesting a Change in Clerkship Site Assignment

Initial clerkship site assignments are part of the third year lottery. Students may request a change in site assignment at least 4 weeks before the start of a clerkship. If a student wants to request a change in site assignment, s/he must contact the clerkship director’s office to make the request. If there is an available site and all relevant parties are in agreement, the student may change sites.

22.  Blood & Body Fluid Exposure Protocol

Within 30 Minutes of Augusta

  1. Cleanse wound with soap and water, or irrigate splash areas (i.e., eyes, mucous membranes) with normal saline or water.
  2. Notify attending/nurse supervisor to order lab from source patient.
  3. Fill out hospital incident report.  Please record source’s name and pertinent demographics.   (KEEP COPY)
  4. Report to Student Health Services (706-721-3448), located in Pavilion II, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. If closed, report to GHSU ER (706-721-4951) within 3 hours of injury.
  5. For questions, call Pepline at 1-888-448-4911.

Outside the Augusta Area

  1. Cleanse wound with soap and water, or irrigate splash areas (i.e., eyes, mucous membranes) with normal saline or water.
  2. Notify attending/nurse supervisor to order lab from source patient.
  3. Fill out hospital incident report.  Please record source’s name and pertinent demographics.   (KEEP COPY).
  4. Report to facility Occupational Health or Emergency Department for lab and assessment for HIV prophylaxis (within 3 hours of injury)
  5. For questions, call Pepline at 1-888-448-4911
  6. Follow-up at Student Health Services or designated clinic as indicated.

Students must notify the attending physician and clerkship coordinator and/or director of the incident. The clerkship coordinator or director will notify the class associate dean for student affairs of the occurrence

23. Information for M4 students:

The fourth year is ten months in length. Students must complete two clerkships and two selectives. All students must complete an adult ambulatory clerkship, an emergency medicine clerkship, an acting internship selective, and a critical care selective. The remainder of the fourth year consists of at least three electives. Students may take additional electives during the academic year. Of these three required electives, one must be at an MCG-affiliated site.

  • Only one international experience may fulfill the elective requirements for graduation.
  • Students may only receive graduation credit for one research elective regardless of the length of the experience. A student may do research electives in different areas of interest; however, only one of these electives fulfills the elective requirements for graduation.
  • If a student did not complete a third year elective, s/he must do a total of four electives in the fourth year to fulfill the requirements for graduation. Two of the four electives must be on-campus.
  • The Curriculum Office must approve off-campus electives for graduation credit.
  • According to institutional policy, students may not receive retroactive credit for electives that were not approved by the Curriculum Office (http://www.gru.edu/mcg/coffice/documents/retroactive-credit-policy.pdf)

 

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