44 weeks will be available in the academic calendar for the 2015-16 academic year. Students satisfactorily completing both Transition to Clinician I and Transition to Clinician II will receive 4 weeks credit.
For Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays, vacation begins 5 p.m. Friday. Class resumes on Tuesday morning.
Time away from third year clinical clerkships is not allowed except in the event of illness or emergency. Rarely, there may be a special circumstance that warrants an approved absence. Any absence from 3rd or 4th year clinical rotations must be documented and approval must be obtained prior to missing clinical responsibilities. Absences without prior notification of the Dean for Student Affairs and/or Clerkship Director will be considered as unexcused absences, warranting a Letter of Concern for Unprofessional Behavior and potentially subject to action of the Student Promotions Committee. Students must notify the Dean for Student Affairs if they miss more than two days of a clinical rotation.
Time away from 4th year clinical rotation assignments for the purpose of interviewing for residencies is permitted under the following conditions: a maximum of three days absence in any four week rotation is permitted for residency interviewing during interview season only. The student is responsible for obtaining faculty approval for such absences before they occur per the posted policy with a completed form. A course director has the prerogative to assign make up work for any absence from a clinical rotation even during interviews.
Please refer to the Attendance Section of the Student Handbook for complete details regarding types of absence, reporting requirements, documentation requirements and make-up time expectations.