Clinical Rotation Absence Policy

If you become ill or you must be absent from your duties for any other reason, even for a portion of one day, please notify your faculty, housestaff preceptors, and your site coordinator as soon as you can, as well as completing the electronic form. In the event of extended absences, you must consult with the Clerkship Site Director.  Please refer to the UNC SOM's absentee policy (Page 3) for detailed instruction.  In general, a student who is ill or has an excused absence may miss a maximum of 3 days for a 6 week block and still satisfactorily complete clerkship requirements.  If more than 3 days are missed, even if they are excused, makeup work may be mandated by the clerkship site director.