UTHSC College of Medicine Resident Supervision


The Residency Supervision Area is designed to assist hospitals and clinics with the protocols outlined for specific duties residents and fellows can perform. These guidelines are determined by the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Any questions about certain procedures not listed should be addressed to the faculty and not decided by the resident or fellow.

A credentialed and privileged attending physician ultimately provides supervision or oversight of each resident?s patient care activities. Direct supervision by a qualified attending physician is required in the OR/Delivery Room or for non-routine invasive procedures like Cardiac Cath, Endoscopy, and Interventional Radiology. The standards for resident supervision in patient care settings are described on the GME web site: http://uthsc.edu/GME/pdf/supervision2011.pdf.

James Atherton

Atherton, James - PGY - 6

Department of Pediatrics-Nephrology
Resident Supervision


PGY 4 or 5 Pediatrics-Nephrology trainees can perform the procedures listed below with indirect supervision:

PGY4 Pediatrics-Nephrology Fellows can perform the procedures marked in blue.

PGY5 Pediatrics-Nephrology Fellows can perform the procedures marked in gray.

 

PGY4

PGY5

Differential Diagnosis:

Physical Examination

X

X

Interpretation of lab studies

X

X

Interpretation of Basic x-ray studies

X

X

Interpretation of urinalysis

X

X

Interpretation of renal imaging

X

X

Interpretation of renal biopsies

X

X

Procedures without direct supervision:

Prescription and performance of peritoneal dialysis

X

X

Hemodialysis

X

X

Continuous venous venous hemofiltration (CVVH)

X

X

All other procedures are performed under direct supervision of a faculty member.