Attendance and Absences
All Phases of Curriculum:
Absences from required academic activities:
Absences due to Illness:
Delay of Summative and Formative Examinations:
Clinical Service - Work Hours:
Absences and Reporting of Absences:
If a student is absent less than 20% of the time within a given clerkship, the clerkship director in discussion with the student will determine whether the student has had sufficient clinical experience to take the shelf exam at the end of the rotation. The student’s college dean may be consulted if they have information of extenuating circumstances that could influence this decision. If the student is absent more than 20% of the time within a given clerkship, the student shall take the shelf exam in the next academic cycle after making up any necessary clinical time and fulfilling the other requirements of that clerkship. In either case the student will receive an "Incomplete" until all work requirements are completed.
Delay of Shelf Examinations:
For all other fourth year electives, students are allowed to take up to one day per week off (or four days during a four-week rotation) between October 1 and February 1 for residency interviews. Some electives do not allow time off to interview, and it is the student’s responsibility to check the elective course description or make inquiry of the course director. Specific days missed must be pre-approved by the course director and the attending on the service. The course director will determine if days missed must be made up and, if so, how that will be scheduled.
Students may schedule time off for USMLE exams during electives that are not scheduled as an ACE or that do not prohibit absence during the rotation in the elective course description. The time off must be pre-approved by the course director and the attending on the service. The course director will determine if days missed must be made up and, if so, how that will be scheduled. Students are responsible for reviewing the Elective Handbook for full details regarding fourth-year attendance.