Solicitation and Receipt of Gifts or Funds from Commercial Sources ("Drug and Medical Instrument Companies")
Residents are prohibited from the active solicitation of monetary donations or grants from commercial or industrial sources. Any unilateral offers of monetary donations, grants, or other gifts originating from a commercial source, will be referred to the Program Director or Chief of the Division of General Surgery. Each offer will be considered, and a decision made based on the UCLA SOM Guidelines on Industry Activities.
Our dress requirement ensures that resident physicians in the Core Surgical and General Surgery Training programs will be attired with consideration for professional appearance and safety at all times while discharging their duties.
The following policy is applicable to all rotation sites including the UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Plaza, UCLA School of Medicine campus, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sepulveda VA Medical Center, Harbor UCLA Hospital, Kaiser and the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
Eye protection: Protective eyewear is both recommended and required in situations where the risk of exposure to patient body fluids is high, especially in the operating room and during bedside procedures. Prescription eyewear should be supplemented by additional splash protection.
The involvement of residents in travel related to professional (educational) activities is necessary and encouraged. Travel can result in absences from clinical duties and also results in numerous expenses, a number of conditions must be met before such travel will be allowed.
Criteria for Approved Travel:
Authorization for Travel: Absences from clinical Duties must be approved in writing by the:
This action is necessary so that adequate coverage can be arranged for the resident's absence from clinical duties. A travel request form must be completed and signed by the three (3) above-named individuals, as well as the faculty member who will be the financial sponsor of the resident's travel. The completed travel request form will indicate that coverage has been arranged in anticipation of the resident's absence.