- Attendance is mandatory at all Integrated Clinician Course sessions unless the session is specifically labelled as OPTIONAL in the schedule.
- Voluntary and involuntary absences should be discussed in advance (when possible) with David Ecker, MD (ICC Director) and the Assistant
Dean for 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 required.
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 the student.
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 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 successfully completed, the student will receive an IP or I grade (depending on circumstances).
* 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.”