COVID-19 Student Resources

College of Medicine Education Operations During COVID-19

COM Operations During COVID-19 - Full Document (PDF)

COVID-19 Module - Full Document (PDF)

Optimizing Safety

Use of Personal Protective Equipment 

University Safety Directives

Self-Monitoring and Return to Work Guidelines

 

COM Curriculum Modification During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The didactic portion of the majority of courses and/or educational activities will remain on-line until further notice, with a progressive transition back to in-person education activities. Programs may bring students to campus for exams, simulations or clinical experiences as long as either (1) students  maintain social distancing, or (2) students utilize appropriate PPE if distancing cannot be maintained (e.g. clinical teams caring for a patient or working together in the simulation center).

COVID Acknowledgement of Responsibility and Risk (in E*Value)

Students are required to complete the acknowledgment in E*Value prior to stating clinical rotation activities in a clinical setting. An email from E*Value will be sent to all clinical students.

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Known COVID Exposure Policy

The COVID module addresses protocol for students who have been exposed to COVID-19 positive patients. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has a different policy and requires asymptomatic students who were exposed to a positive COVID-19 patient to self-quarantine for 14 days, monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and/or have 2 negative COVID RT-PCR tests prior to returning to their designated clinical rotation.

Travel Policies - International and Domestic Travel

All MUSC-sponsored domestic out-of-state and international travel continues to be prohibited until further notice. This applies to all university faculty and staff and all MUSC Health employees, in addition to students, residents, and fellows. Exceptions to this directive will be granted only in the rarest circumstances and must be approved by the respective dean, provost and/or the International Travel Oversight Committee.  Personal domestic and international travel is strongly discouraged.

MUSC travelers returning to campus -

Upon return from international or domestic out-of-state travel, whether MUSC-sponsored or personal travel, university faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students and all MUSC Health employees are required to continue following MUSC’s COVID-19 self-monitoring and return to work guidance (NetID required for log-in).

Student Activities and Events

All non-mission critical events should be cancelled or offered virtually until further notice.  Exceptions to this will only be granted in rare circumstances and with written approval from the dean.

Campus Visitors

All non-mission critical visitors to campus are prohibited until further notice.