Inclement Weather

During a weather emergency, student safety is the highest concern. In the event of inclement weather, the School of Medicine follows the Emory University Inclement Weather Policy 4.42 with the following modifications: When the University is closed, classes during Foundations are canceled. The Executive Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs will notify students of any new arrangements for required activites or exams. The Executive Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs will notify students of the expectations regarding reporting for clinical duties during inclement weather. As a general rule, if you live within walking distance of your clinical site or if you can travel via public transit (assuming it is running), you should report to your site. If you are working at a private practice or another outpatient site, you should call to confirm that the office is open. If travel to the clinical site would be dangerous, students should let their clerkship director and team know that you cannot safely travel to the site (you will not be penalized for this decision). If students miss clinical time due to inclement weather, they may be asked to make up this time (especially a call day/night) if it is feasible within the duty hour restrictions and time left in the clinical rotation.

Last modified: 7/27/2018

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