The OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Pre-doctorate office serves as the primary point of contact and administration for your clinical rotation. In order to successfully complete (and pass) a clinical rotation, each student will need to comply with local policies and procedures. This includes a formal orientation on the first day of service. At the end of your rotation, a formal check-out in the Pre-doctorate office is also required. You will be asked to complete paperwork (in addition to what your school requires), turn in your ID badge, pager, etc. All rotations end no later than 4:00 PM on the last Friday of the rotation.
Scope of Responsibility
The ultimate responsibility for patient care lies with the attending physician. As a medical student, you can expect to work under the direct supervision of an intern, resident, or attending physician. You may, in the presence of your supervisor, participate in patient examination and take medical histories. The attending physician must approve and submit every note or order the student writes, for it to be used in the permanent record
As a student, you may respond to the direction of a member of the Medical Staff to perform a procedure in the presence of that staff member. Any participation in performance of History and Physical Examination, progress note, etc. may be performed under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or an intern holding a temporary license.
Under no circumstance should you, as a medical student, write orders or act as a scribe for a
licensed practitioner (medical staff rules and regulations Section IV, Paragraph I).
Violations of this rule and a portion of the Medical Practice Act., Ref OAC 4731.41 could prevent you from being licensed in the state of Ohio and could constitute a charge of unprofessional conduct.
Your typical day will begin at 7:00 a.m. and will end around 7:00 p.m. Any variation of these
hours is at the discretion of the attending physician and/or assigned resident or intern. You shall
not be required to work more than 12 hours per day unless your assigned duties have not been
met, you have an emergency, or you are in the middle of a procedure or surgical case.
Your number of on-duty hours should not average less than 40 or more than 60 hours per week. Any additional hours spent on duty are on a voluntary basis only. If assigned night duty, you may work no more than 24 consecutive hours, which must be followed by a minimum of 12 consecutive hours off duty. You are to work no more than one night duty shift per week. If assigned night duty, you must be scheduled for a minimum of every other weekend off. Meals
up to $100.00/month are provided from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the
Much of your training will come from clinical experience with patients, housestaff, and attendings. To supplement your clinical training, you are expected to participate in all didactics required by the preceptor/program. Morning conferences will vary according to the service you are on. Special lectures are offered in general to housestaff and students, but this is only on occasion. All students are welcome to attend CORE didactics on Wednesday afternoons. This includes student OMM on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
Professional Appearance/Student Identification
You are expected to wear your school assigned lab coat at all times while in the hospital or office setting. Student identification badges will be provided upon your arrival and should be displayed on either the pocket or collar of your lab coat, along with your school ID.
A professional appearance is expected at all times while in the hospital. Inappropriate attire includes, but is not limited to, denim pants, sweats, shorts, unpressed or soiled clothing, or soiled scrubs. Your shoes should be clean and appropriate for your rotation and/or physical conditions of your rotation.
Scrubs will be assigned on an as needed basis. To adhere with OSHA requirements, surgical caps, hoods, gowns, shoe covers and boots are not to be worn outside surgical and obstetrics areas. Scrubs are permitted as daily attire in surgery, special procedure areas (Emergency Room), and obstetrics or when you are on night call. You will not be permitted to wear scrubs suits or other hospital assigned uniforms outside the hospital. You will be responsible for returning all scrubs and other uniform attire to the proper receptacles.
Any deviation from the above conditions shall be at the discretion of the OU-HCOM Administrator and the Department of Medical Education. Questions or concerns regarding these conditions should be directed to CORE Administrator at the OhioHealth CORE office (614-544-1790).