Emergency Excused Absences:
For an emergency excused absence, the student must contact either the Curricular Deans (Dr. Debra Hazen Martin 2-2906 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Donna Kern 2-9890 or email@example.com), the Dean for Students (Dr. Chris Pelic 2-2063 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Director of Academics and Student Support (Myra Haney-Singleton 2-1672 or email@example.com to obtain approval. Students may be granted emergency excused absences under the following circumstances:
Death or serious illness of a close family member (i.e., grandparents, parents, spouse, children, siblings).
Personal illness. A doctor's excuse is needed if the student is away for 2 days or longer.
Planned Excused Absences:
For a planned excused absence, the student must contact the Year Director (Dr. Hazen Martin or Dr. Virella) and the Dean’s Office (Myra Haney Singleton or Dr. Chris Pelic) at least one week prior to the start of the course regarding the absence. Students may be granted planned excused absences under the following circumstances:
- The student is making an academic presentation at a regional or national conference. NOTE: The Dean’s Office must approve this type of absence prior to informing the Course Director. Students should contact Myra Haney, Director of Academics and Student Support at 2-1672 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Significant life events that involve a close family member, such as wedding or graduation.
- Time away from class must be minimal and, preferably no more than 2 days.
Planned excused absences are not permitted on the first and last day of class, or during examination days, except under unusual circumstances.
Policy Regarding Examination Absences:
All students are to take examinations on the scheduled dates. Missing an examination will result in a grade of "0" (zero), unless exceptional circumstances justify that the student may take the examination on a different date. The Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education or Association Dean for Curriculum and Evaluation will make the decision concerning examination retaking or makeup for students. Any requests for permission to take an exam at a time other than on the regularly scheduled date based on health reasons, a death in the family or other significant problems must be made in writing with appropriate supporting documentation.