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.

Charles Pierce

Pierce, Charles - PGY - 7

Department of Plastic Surgery-Independent
Resident Supervision


Department of Plastic Surgery

Independent Format
Resident Supervision

PGY 6, or 7 Independent Plastic Surgery trainees can perform the procedures listed below with indirect supervision:

PGY6 Plastic Surgery residents can perform the procedures marked in gray.

PGY7 Plastic Surgery residents can perform the procedures marked in orange.

 

 

PGY6

PGY7

Differential Diagnosis:

1. Clinical history

X

X

2. Physical examination

X

X

3. Bimanual and speculum pelvic examination

X

X

4. Interpretation of Basic x-ray studies (skull, spine, chest, abdomen, extremities)

X

X

5. Interpretation of laboratory studies

X

X

6. Patient Transfer to ICU

X

X

Plastic Surgery Procedures:

1. Nasal Fracture

X

X

2. Facial Laceration

X

X

3. Upper Ext-Skin repair

X

X

4. Upper Ext-Fingertip injuries and reconstruction

X

X

5. Soft Tissue Neoplasm-Malignant

X

X

6. Soft Tissue Neoplasm-Benign

X

X

7. Drain abscess

X

X

8. Wound debridement

X

X

9. Repair extensor tendon injuries

X

X

10. Reduce or pin phalanx and metacarpal fractures

X

X

11. Reduce or pin finger and thumb dislocations

X

X

12. Application of arch bars

X

X

13. Starlight dressing change

X

X

14. VAC dressing change

X

X

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