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Survey Use in the Resident Population (10/27/2014)
Terms and Conditions of Service
The housestaff is responsible to the Medical Staff for the professional care of patients and to the Administration for compliance with policies and regulations of the Hospital and Medical or Dental School.
Residents are graduate (medical or dental) students and their relationship with the institutions is an educational and training relationship. Residents are compensated as employees of the VCU Health Systems of Virginia Commonwealth University, but the resident’s employment relationship with the VCU Health System, which consists of MCV Hospitals, School of Medicine clinical departments, and MCV Physicians, is derivative of and dependent upon the resident’s continued enrollment as a graduate (medical or dental) student of the University.
Residents are assigned by the program director or his/her designee. Special preference and interests should be made known to the program director. Any necessary change because of illness, other emergencies, or the need for prolonged training must be made by the resident with the appropriate program director in consultation with the Director of Graduate Medical Education.
The chief resident, the faculty member on duty, and the departmental chairman of each service are responsible for the activities of the residents on each service as stated in the department’s supervision document. The medical staff and the administration are very interested in the general welfare of all patients, students, and housestaff.
All policies subject to change and will be immediately applicable unless otherwise noted.