Resident Committee Representatives

July 2020 to June 2021

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.)

• Kent Broussard, Internal Medicine
• Madison Kocher, Radiology
• Jeffrey Waltz, Radiology
• TBD (House Staff Council President)

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
• Megan Veglia, 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.

• Madison Kocher, 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.

• Brielle Paolini, Radiology

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

• Keegan Bakos, Internal Medicine

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.

• John Mark Stone, Pediatric Gastroenterology

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

• Dave Schultz, Psychiatry

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

• Charish Buffa, Med-Peds

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

• Laura Brown, Med-Peds

College of Medicine Student Progress Committee
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 the Student Progress Committee are usually from 4:30  to 6:30 p.m., 601 CSB.

• Patrick Robbins, Psychiatry
• Charish Buffa, Med-Peds

Medication Safety & Improvement
The MSIC strives for safety throughout the medication use process.

• Dennis Delany, Pediatric Cardiology

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.

• Molly Stone, Med-Peds

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) has full and final responsibility for ensuring that the curriculum, in each phase and as a whole, effectively addresses the institutional learning objectives (ILOs) for the program leading to the MD degree and meets compliance with the LCME accreditation standards. Two residents are elected by a call for nominations through the Office of Graduate Medical Education; they serve for 2 years, alternating years, so ONE resident is elected each year.

• Madison Kocher, Radiology


Clinical Sciences Planning and Evaluation Committee Overview
*Comprised of clinical clerkship directors and coordinators from the main and regional campuses, various course directors, clinical and basic science faculty, associate deans for curriculum, medical students, and representatives from Student Affairs, the Education Technology team, and the Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Quality Improvement.
*Plans, implements, coordinates, and reviews all required clinical courses in accordance with LCME guidelines and with approval of the College of Medicine (COM) Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC).
*Reviews and approves selective and elective clinical course development and evaluation reports submitted by the Selectives and Electives Committee
*Designs assessment and evaluation tools for measuring student competency and curriculum effectiveness and reports student learning and curriculum outcomes to the UCC.
*Makes recommendations to the UCC for curricular quality improvement in years 3 and 4, and oversees quality improvement initiatives.
*Participates in ongoing efforts to integrate the COM competencies and Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs) across the four-year curriculum through collaboration with the preclinical planning and evaluation committees as directed by the UCC.

• Molly Stone, Med-Peds

Accreditation/Regulatory
The leadership of MUSC Medical Center has established the Accreditation/Regulatory Committee with responsibility to ensure Joint Commission standards, CMS standards, and other regulatory standards are implemented and monitored across the entire organization. Membership of the committee will be comprised of key people from cross-functional areas who are recognized as formal or informal leaders in regulatory compliance, and have proven their abilities to effect change.

• Lauren Robinson, Pediatric Emergency Medicine