Residents should pay close attention to their email accounts and University channels for the most up-to-date information for this evolving situation. For questions, contact the Office of Graduate Medical Education.
Graduate Medical Education
- As part of WVU Medicine’s COVID-19 Response Plan, Monday, March 16, Ruby Administration will begin restricting visitors and monitoring entrances to the hospital.
- Effective Monday, March 16, all employees and providers should only access the hospital through the HVI entrance, the shuttle entrance, or through the back of the hospital (but not the loading dock). All employees must show their badge when entering.
- A hand sanitizer station will be available at all entry ports.
- An officer from the Department of Security will be posted at the main hospital entrance, the shuttle entrance, the back doors of the hospital, and third-floor internal tunnel between the Health Science Center and the hospital 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
- Residents are valuable members of the health care team.
- Students in learning in the clinical learning environment are prohibited from direct contact with patients who are people under investigation (PUI) or patients confirmed to have COVID-19.
- Anyone who is exposed to a patient who becomes a PUI in the course of their care is to notify their attending physician and program director, and self-quarantine away from the clinical environment.
- If a resident has a health condition that puts her/him at higher risk (including but not limited to immunocompromised, on immunosuppressive drugs, has a chronic pulmonary condition, etc...) or has unique circumstances (living with someone who is immunosuppressed, or pregnant), please contact the program director so they can identify educational experiences that reduce your risk while meeting educational requirements. Alterations may result in a need to extend training based on ability to meet expectations of the curriculum and your certifying board.
- University-related international and domestic travel has been suspended. If you choose to travel for personal reasons you should register your trip so that the University can monitor our travel footprint and share critical information with you as things develop.
- You should know that as of March 13, upon return you will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. This approach may change as testing becomes more universally available.