Medical Student Role in Patient Care


  1. All orders written by Medical Students must be signed and cosigned by a resident or attending physician before the orders are implemented by Erlanger staff.

  2. All invasive procedures performed (except routine venipuncture) must be supervised by the responsible resident and/or attending physician.

  3. A resident or attending physician will be present for all physical examinations done by the Medical Student when such examination includes procedures of an invasive nature. (Invasive procedures exclude pelvic exams and IV therapy.) A nurse chaperone will assist and remain with the patient during all pelvic examinations.

  4. Policy and Procedure information will be provided to the Medical Student as needed.

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