Coronavirus Updates & Hospital Visitor Policy

Short-Term Attachments

The DDC gets many requests for short-term attachments. We welcome interested visitors as "observers" for periods of one week to a maximum of one year. To qualify for this program, visitors must have successfully completed a certified gastroenterology program/fellowship. Unfortunately, we can not offer hands-on training outside the standard fellowship and advanced fellowship programs.

Two international short-term visitors (right) observing Dr. Brenda Hoffman perform a G.I. procedure. 
Two international short-term visitors (right) observing Dr. Brenda Hoffman perform a G.I. procedure..

All accepted visitors need to be processed through MUSC Human Resources. This will involve: consenting to a limited background check; having a TB screen done within 90 days prior to visiting (and cleared through Employee Health Services); and, completion of online OSHA and HIPAA training. Visitors must also review and sign an MUSC Confidentiality Agreement. The before mentioned requirements will be arranged after a request has been approved.

Due to the nature of these visits and the commitment required of our faculty and staff, the following observer fee schedule will apply:

1 to 3 weeks – $500 per week
1 to 3 months – $1,800 per month (less than $450 per week)
4 to 6 months – $1,600 per month (less than $400 per week)
7 to 9 months – $1,400 per month (less than $350 per week)
10 to 12 months – $1,200 per month (less than $300 per week)

To apply, please print out, complete and follow the instructions on our Request for Observation form (PDF). (Address and fax information is available on the form.)