Radiation Safety Policy for Medical Students
All medical students (MUSC and visiting students) must comply with the Radiation Safety Film Badge Usage and Return Policy included in the Medical University Radiation Safety Policy Manual.
The purpose of this Policy is to reinforce the mandate that all medical students entering areas subject to ionizing radiation will have radiation dosimetry badges properly affixed or not be able to enter those areas. This Policy is consistent with the MUSC Medical Center mandate titled “Wearing of Dosimetry Badges (C-174A).” Failure to comply with the mandate will result in corrective measures up to and including dismissal for habitual offenders or those unwilling to comply. Compliance is seen as a safety and professionalism issue. Before entering clinical rotations, students are required to receive radiation safety training.
It is the responsibility of any student working outside of the curriculum (e.g. research project, summer or volunteer experience) to ensure appropriate education and compliance with the above policy.