1. 1.     Too Tired To Drive Home Policy: If, for any reason, you are too tired to safely drive, you can obtain a taxi ride to your home. While at Loyola or Hines, go to the Loyola.wired web page ( and login to the INFORMATION PORTAL. At the bottom of the page, click on the Way To Go! Taxi Voucher link for American Taxi Service. When at other sites, call a taxi, pay, and bring the receipt to Dr. Gruener's office (SSOM, Room 310) for reimbursement. A ride back to the hospital is also underwritten.


  1. 2.     Eighty-hour work week: Your total time at a clinical site cannot exceed 80 hours/week. This includes "call" not more than every fourth night and a minimum of one full day off/week. For violations, notify the site and clerkship director.


  1. 3.     Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure: If you are stuck by a needle or other sharp object, or get blood or other potentially infectious materials in your eyes, nose, mouth, or on broken skin, immediately flood the exposed area with water and clean any wound with soap and water or a skin disinfectant. Report this immediately to a supervisor, indicating the person who needs to be source tested. You should seek immediate medical attention. If at Loyola, report the exposure to the Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) Employee and Student Health Clinic at 708-216-3156 for further instructions. If after hours, on weekends, or holidays, (1) report to the Emergency Department and (2) leave a secure voicemail message for the LOC Employee and Student Health at 708-216-2312. State your name, date of birth, phone number, and name and medical record number of the person who was the source of exposure. If off campus, contact the site's employee/occupational health service immediately or go to their Emergency Department. Your insurance information will need to be provided.


  1. 4.     Patient/Procedure Logs: You need to keep your log up-to-date and accurate. Ideally, you should add patient encounters and procedures daily. At a minimum, the logs must be updated weekly.


  1. 5.     Non-Sexual/Sexual Harassment/Mistreatment: Stritch has a policy of zero tolerance for such treatment. For instances of non-sexual mistreatment, you are encouraged to find support with a variety of resources, including the clerkship director, Campus Ministry/Pastoral Care, personal counseling services, our medical center Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselors, any of the deans or trusted faculty. If you believe that the issue needs more formal investigation/resolution, you should contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. In instances of Sexual Harassment, Stritch is governed by our Medical Center's Sexual Harassment Policy and all allegations of sexual harassment must be formally investigated. You may seek confidential consultation through the EAP or Office of Campus Ministry to explore options for addressing the concern, and you are strongly encouraged to notify the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.




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Please send questions or comments to: Scott Graziano, M.D.
Updated: 12/27/11... Created: 08/15/07