Personal Leave

Leave of up to three (3) days may be granted to students in Phases 1, 2, 3  per academic year. Throughout Phase 4 a further three (3) days of leave may be granted for personal circumstances. 

Not required in normal circumstances when leave is applied for in advance. However, if leave is applied for retroactively, a Phase lead/Coordinator can ask for details related to the missed time.

Student Action Required

  1. Complete the "Medical Student Leave/Exam Deferral Request" form and submit it to the UGME office as outlined in the respective Requesting Leave page. The form has to be submitted no later than the first day upon return to duty.
  2. Students in Phase 4 are strongly encouraged to contact their supervisor, preceptor or resident directly; this is considered appropriate and professional behavior. 
  3. It is most desirable that students present their leave requests at the beginning of the Phase/rotation to avoid the creation of conflicts in learning/clinical responsibilities. Unless otherwise indicated, students must ensure that all clinical duties (including call), are covered for the duration of the leave.