Students will obtain in advance, approval for any planned absences from both their preceptor and from their assigned Experiential Education faculty member, if applicable (i.e., for IPPE and non-clinical APPE rotations). These planned absences would include appointments for job interviews, physician, appointments, etc.
In the event of an unplanned absence, for example illness or car trouble, the student must notify both their preceptor and Experiential Education faculty member in a timely manner. Documentation of the event may be required.
Any student who seeks medical attention due to an accident or illness must provide a health care provider’s note documenting the time missed and a release stating when the student may resume the rotation. The documentation should be submitted to their preceptor and Experiential Education faculty member.
In order to satisfactorily complete the rotation, students should make up missed hours per an approved plan with their preceptor and Experiential Education faculty member. Missed hours may be made up by arriving early, staying late, taking shorter breaks, substituting non-scheduled rotation days, or fulfilling hours in other approved ways.
A student’s failure to comply with the policies outlined above may result in an unexcused absence(s) that can result in failure of the rotation.
Excessive absences and inability to make up hours in an approved manner may result in failure of the rotation.
Failing a rotation will result in a delay of graduation.