Need Time Off? 

At NOSM University, we understand that various circumstances may arise during your academic journey, which might require you to take a temporary break from your studies. Whether it is for personal, medical or other valid reasons, we are here to support you in navigating the process of taking time off. 

Here, you'll find information and guidance on how to request time off from your program. Take some time to familiarize yourself with these resources. Remember, it's not just about taking a break, it's about doing so in a way that doesn't disrupt your learning journey. So, take advantage of these resources, and know that we are here to support you every step of the way.

Phase 1 & 2

Phase 1 students are allotted up to 3 flex days per academic year for personal days, with the exception of mandatory summative assessment days. You do not need to disclose the reason for using your flex day, but you must notify the appropriate contacts of your absence. Phase 2 students are allotted weekly half-day personal times, which can be combined to make up to 2 personal days during your placements. Students who have health or personal matters that may interrupt their academic commitments must notify the appropriate contacts and fill out the Request for Approval of Absence from UME Program form.

Phase 3

Students who wish to apply for a leave of absence must reach out to the Rotation Clerkship Lead or the Phase 3 Co-Directors, and complete the electronic leave form. Phase 3 students are expected to make up for any missed time in core rotations, program elements, or elective rotations.

Request for Approval of Absence from UME Program
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Policies and Procedures
For more information on attendance and leave of absence from the MD Program, please review the Policies and Procedure related to your Phase.