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Clerkships

Academic Regulations/Clerkships

Policy on Absenteeism from Senior Clerkships for the Purpose of Interview and Tour Guides during the Medical School Admissions Process

The Associate Dean for Clinical Education at Grady excuses absence from clerkships for such assistance as deemed reasonable. The student should notify the clerkship director and team members as far in advance as possible regarding these absences.

Policy on Absenteeism from Senior Clerkships for the Purpose of Residency Interviews

During clinical clerkships, students may be granted one day excused absence for residency interview per each two weeks of the clinical rotation. This day is in addition to the student’s one day off for each seven days of clinical service, as dictated by ACGME guidelines. Students must seek prior approval from the clerkship director for any absences due to residency interviews and notify the Associate Dean for Clinical Education at Grady.

If residency interviews conflict with mandatory clerkship requirements, students must make arrangements for completion of those requirements prior to the end of the rotation. Students will work with the clerkship director and the Associate Dean for Clinical Education to schedule a future date for completion of these requirements.