Resident Committee Representatives

July 2019 to June 2020

Graduate Medical Education

The GMEC oversees all educational programs and implements the policies and procedures for residents and residency programs within MUSC ensuring high-quality education for its residents. The GMEC ensures programs are adhering to the policies and procedures of the ACGME while maintaining their educational commitment to the residents. (This committee will actually have four resident representatives. Three will be elected and the fourth position will be the President of the House Staff Council.)

  • Laurel Branch, Internal Medicine
  • Lara Hewett, Radiology
  • Ekta Patel, Neonatology (House Staff Council President)
  • Mason Walgrave, Med-Peds


Annual Program Evaluation

The APE Committee ensures all ACGME-accredited residency programs are in compliance with ACGME Institutional and Program Requirements. This committee will have two residents that will serve a full academic year (July – June).

  • Dennis Delany, Pediatric Cardiology
  • Jessica English, Internal Medicine


Medical Executive

The MEC is the professional policy board of the hospital and is responsible for supervision and enforcement of all professional policies, rules and regulations. Its purpose is to ensure high quality, patient-centered, cost effective care throughout MUSC's clinical enterprise.

  • Brielle Paolini, Radiology


MUSC Ethics

The Ethics Committee works to improve patient care within an ethical framework. Committee functions include clinical consultation, policy development and review, and ethics education.

  • Madeleine Generaux, Pediatrics


Blood Utilization Review

The BUR committee monitors the use of blood and blood components at the MUSC Medical Center.

  • Jake Emmanuel, Pathology


Hospital Infection Control

The ICC investigates and controls nosicomial infections and monitors the MUHA Infection Control program. It is a Medical Staff Committee responsible for the development and implementation of policies and practices to decrease Health care-associated infections in patients and staff.

  • Marlee Croissy, Radiology
  • Audrey Fenin, Neonatology


Health Information Management Committee

The HIM committee oversees the policies and procedures of the governance and functioning of all parts of the medical record.

  • Jordan McCarthy, Emergency Medicine


Quality Executive Committee

The QEC reports and reviews all new and ongoing quality efforts in the clinical enterprise.

  • Stephen Bracewell, Radiology



The IMPROVE Committee gives guidance and recommendations on all quality projects that have been endorsed by the senior leaders within the hospital andmedical staff. The role is to ensure that the IMPROVE process is followed andthat there are relevant and sustained results. This committee makes the final recommendation on whether projects are appropriate to close or not.

  • Zach Coffman, Pediatric Cardiology


Patient Throughput

The Patient Throughput Committee monitors the flow of patients across the medical center by overseeing flow dashboards and metrics as well as all policies and procedures associated with placement of patients on select units. 

  • Isaac Jaben, Internal Medicine


College of Medicine Student Progress Committee & Professional Standards Subcommittee

The Student Progress Committee conducts meetings four times a year as well as on an as needed basis. During these meetings the Progress Committee reviews the academic progress of all students with regard to established progression standards. Students who do not meet required academic or professional standards are considered individually by the Progress Committee. If there concern about a pattern of a student’s unprofessional behavior, the student will appear before the professional standards subcommittee. These meetings are held as needed, but historically there have been about 4 to 6 of these meetings a year. The meetings of both the Student Progress Committee and the Professional Standards Subcommittee are usually from 4:30  to 6:30 p.m., 601 CSB.

  • Cody Branch, Radiology
  • Leah Broadhurst, Med Peds


Medication Decision Support Subcommittee

The Medication Decision Support Subcommittee is looking for medical representation to help review medication alert build and determine customization of settings, where necessary. The subcommittee reports to the Decision Support Oversight Committee (DSOC) and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. It is responsible for management of medication-related decision support seen by users of the electronic health record (EHR). The committee is chartered to review, amend, and monitor medication alerts and other decision support tools to improve the overall usefulness and value to the clinicians throughout the organization. Examples of medication decision support include but are not limited to the following: medication warnings (dose, drug interactions, pregnancy, duplicates), incorporating lab values in the order composer; maximum dose warnings.

  • Mason Walgrave, Med Peds


Medication Safety & Improvement

The MSIC strives for safety throughout the medication use process.

  • Todd Gandy, Pulmonary Critical Care


Continuing Medical Education Advisory

Charge to the Committee: The Committee serves to advise and assist the Office of Continuing Medical Education in the planning, organization and conduct of continuing medical education offered by the College of Medicine. The Committee functions include the following: Apply criteria for CME accreditation developed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and policies established to govern sponsorship of CME activities; Provide liaison with Departments and Divisions of the College involved in CME activities; Participate in Annual Review of CME program in the College of Medicine; Participate in strategic planning process for the CME; Review and approve documents prepared or revised by the CME staff; Participate in discussions by individuals who provide important areas of collaboration with the CME program.

  • Mason Walgrave, Med Peds