Time Away for Phase 2

Students are reminded to submit requests for all time away from the curriculum. This can now be done using a new streamlined online request form.  All Phase 2 requests, regardless of reason for time away, should be requested through the “Time Away/Schedule Conflict” option on the form, and submissions should be made at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the impacted rotation. For unforeseeable circumstances, such as illness, students should contact their clinical teams immediately and should submit the request as soon as it is feasible to do so. Students should request time away from the required clinical rotations only for professional development opportunities that require their active participation, with reasonable considerations for travel time. Accommodations are at the discretion of the clerkship director, with expectations that students will complete all missed educational time, activities, or duties. Please be aware that Intersessions and Transitions 2 are mandatory experiences that cannot be replicated, so requests for time away from these experiences can generally not be accommodated.

See the Schedule Conflicts, Absences, and Vacations Policy for more details, or reach out to your statewide clerkship director or Dr. Jennifer Schwartz, Assistant Dean for Phase 2, with any questions.