- Attendance is mandatory at all Integrated Clinician Course
courses and sessions, unless specifically stated in the schedule.
and involuntary absences should be discussed in advanced with David Ecker, MD, ICC Director and Assistant
Dean of Student Life.
Voluntary 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 ICC
Director. Requests must be put in writing and reasonable documentation is
- Completion of make-up assignment(s) 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
- Students missing 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 school courses.
- For any absence lasting more than two days, the ICC Director
may work with the student regarding scheduling, remediation assignments, and
issues regarding credit, etc.
Definition of Involuntary and Voluntary Absences*
- Involuntary Absences: serious illness, family illness, jury
duty, and academic difficulties
- Voluntary Absences: weddings, travel, local or national meetings, etc.
Make-up Assignment Policy
- The purpose of the make-up assignment is to gain competency
and meet learning objectives of the missed curriculum.
- Make-up requirements and assignments will be determined by
the ICC Directors. When possible, students will be provided with remediation
- 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 “Attendance Policies.”