University of Colorado School of Medicine
Integrated Clinician Course (ICC)
is mandatory at all Integrated Clinician Courses and Sessions, unless specifically
stated on the course syllabus.
and involuntary absences should be requested in advanced. Please email your
request to Jeff Druck MD,
ICC Director, and include all pertinent information in your request.
absences should be planned for times when courses are not in session (holidays
and course breaks). Voluntary absences are generally not permitted, but unique
circumstances may be discussed with the Assistant Dean. Requests must be put in
writing and reasonable documentation is required.
assignment completion is required for all absences – voluntary and involuntary (see
remediation policy below). Make-up assignment plans will be developed by the
course director in conjunction with the student.
required sessions/exams at the CAPE will be responsible for rescheduling the
session/exam with the CAPE (A student with a voluntary absence who does not
communicate their situation to course directors ahead of time may be
responsible for accruing the costs involved in CAPE rescheduling and testing.
Other mandatory sessions may require similar costs. Inability to reschedule and
complete required session/exams at CAPE may result in the disqualification to
take USMLE Step 2 CK or CS and/or disqualification to take fourth year medical
absence lasting more than two days, the Assistant Dean may work with the
student regarding scheduling, remediation assignments, and issues regarding
Definition of Involuntary and Voluntary Absences*
Involuntary Absences: serious illness, family illness, jury
duty, and academic difficulties
Voluntary Absences: weddings, travel, local or national
Make-up Assignment Policy
The purpose of the make-up
assignment is to gain competency and meet learning objectives of the missed
Make-up requirements and
assignments will be determined by the ICC Directors. When possible, students
will be provided with remediation options.
Students missing sessions/exams at
the CAPE can only make-up the session by rescheduling and completing the missed
session/exam at the CAPE.
Until all make-up assignments are
complete the student will receive an IP grade.
* School of
Medicine general policies on attendance, sick leave, vacations and leaves of
absence are described in the Academic Policies and Procedures handbook under