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Compliance Requirements

Medical Students (M.D.)

As a medical student, you will be introduced early in your education to some of the professional compliance requirements of physicians. These include, but are not limited to:

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). OSHA training is mandated by federal law and addresses management of issues related to bloodborne pathogens, fire and life safety, hazard communication and personal protective equipment.
Additionally, you will be fitted for a TB mask/N95 respirator to have available and wear during appropriate clinical encounters. You will be expected to complete OSHA training on line each year. Please go to the OSHA Training Module to complete this training. Your login will be your NetID/MNA.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This federal law mandates a standard for privacy and security of protected health information as well as the standardizing of some of the electronic transactions within the health care industry. You will be expected to complete OSHA training on line each year.

Student Drug and Alcohol free campus. This training is mandated by our university accrediting body. It focuses on ways to keep our students healthy and from having problems with drugs or alcohol.

These training sessions are required annually and must be completed in a timely fashion.

Evaluations. As a part of their ongoing professional education, physicians must constructively critique their educational experiences. From the very beginning of medical school, you will be asked to complete evaluations on all of your courses and learning experiences so that we can continue to improve these experiences for you.

Physicians are expected to act in a professional manner at all times. As a physician in training, you should as well. We will further facilitate your professional development through seminars and coursework related to professional issues, cultural competency in health care, and working with people of diverse backgrounds. See the section on Professionalism http www. musc. edu/com/hndbk/professionalism for further information.