Welcome GW Residents! Browse the information below for important resources you will find useful during your residency.
The information in this Manual is designed to provide a reference for many of the questions you may have during your education as you become involved in patient care. If an answer is not found here, you are encouraged to call the service in question and to consult the institutional Standard Practices available at each hospital or medical institution. Many policies are also found in "Rules and Regulations of the Medical and Dental Staff" and in "Bylaws of the Medical and Dental Staff" of each hospital. We suggest you contact the GME Office, your Program Director, a member of the Residents Committee, or your Chief Resident(s) for clarification and additional information.
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences will make reasonable efforts to notify Residents of any material changes in the Resident Manual. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ current notice practice is to e-mail changes to the Resident Manual to the Resident’s University e-mail address maintained by the Office of Graduate Medical Education. It is the Resident Physician's responsibility to monitor his or her University e-mail account for information on any changes.
* The Graduate Medical Education Directory and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) use "resident" to designate all graduate medical education trainees in ACGME accredited programs. The terminology in this manual is consistent with that of the Directory and the ACGME.
If you do not know your password or if you have any questions, below are contact numbers for the HIM Department:
- (202) 715-4391;
- (202) 715-4375; or
- (202) 715-5324
The links below will assist you with retrieving deficiencies and troubleshooting issues with Soarian.
Please remember that Sorian is accessible remotely. If you are having issues logging in remotely, answer the following questions:
- Could you log into Soarian from the hospital computers before you tried using Soarian remotely?
- If yes, you can log in from the hospital then read the attached trouble shooting tips for remote access. You cannot use another hospital's network to log in because their firewall will block access.
- If no, you cannot log into Soarian from inside using a hospital computer, do you have the correct log in ID and password? Call the ITSC in the hospital at X4955 for assistance.
Residents new to GW are provided with two personalized white lab coats. Each coat is embroidered with the resident’s name (DR. FIRST INITIAL LAST NAME) and RESIDENT or FELLOW on the second line.
Returning residents are provided with one additional personalized coat each year of their residency at GW. Residents will be informed when and how to order coats with their reappointment contracts, which are prepared in the Spring.
Laundering is the responsibility of the resident.
Please note that beginning July 1, 2010, residents who are moonlighting need to complete and submit a completed addendum and all documentation for each site where they are moonlighting.
The annual physical examination form can be filled out by any licensed physician. For assistance, contact the Employee Health Office for residents:
Ground Floor, Room 1092
Appointment Line: (202) 715-4907