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.

Sushma Bellamkonda

Bellamkonda, Sushma - PGY - 3

Department of Neurology
Resident Supervision


PGY 2, 3, or 4 Neurology trainees can perform the procedures listed below with indirect supervision:

PGY2 Neurology residents can perform procedures marked in red.

PGY3 Neurology residents can perform procedures marked in green.

PGY4 Neurology residents can perform procedures marked in blue.

 

PGY2

PGY3

PGY4

All Neurology residents who have a completed a PGY1 medicine internship may perform the following:

History

X

X

X

General Physical exam

X

X

X

Neurological exam

X

X

X

Rectal examination

X

X

X

Interpretation of laboratory studies

X

X

X

Basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation

X

X

X

Venapuncture

X

X

X

Arterial Puncture

X

X

X

NG tube placement

X

X

X

Lumbar puncture

X

X

X

Administration of IV fluids and IV medications

X

X

X

PGY3 and 4 Neurology residents may perform the following:

Interpretation of cranial CT, MRI and angiograms

 

X

X

Interpretation of EEG

 

X

X

Interpretation of EMG

 

X

X

Tensilon testing

 

X

X

Apnea testing for brain death

 

X

X

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