Attendance: Clerkship Level

Policy 510.30

Policy Statement

Students are expected to be in attendance for the whole rotation while enrolled in clerkships and the required Advanced Integration Level internal medicine acting internship and Emergency Medicine courses. These rotations must be completed under supervision of Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont faculty at an approved clinical site. In the event of extenuating circumstances, such as although not limited to, personal events (participation in a wedding, funerals), personal illness, or serious illness in the family, students should contact the site director to request an excused absence and inform their preceptor of their approved absence. Approval for an excused absence may also be given when there are conflicts with a major holiday for the religion that the student practices. Students presenting academic work at national meetings are ordinarily allowed two days away from course activities (a travel day and the day of the presentation), with the appropriate permission from the site director who can seek direction from the course director and/or the Associate/Assistant Dean for Students, if needed. All requests and faculty communication should be done prior to the course whenever possible.  Students are responsible for contacting the course director to learn what make-up assignments must be completed for all the work missed during their absence. Failure to complete the work will result in an incomplete grade.

Applicability of the Policy

Clerkship Level Students

Related Larner College of Medicine Policies

560.00 Satisfactory Academic Progress

Related University of Vermont Policies

Not Applicable

Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)

8.8 Monitoring Student Time


  • 5/20/2014 Policy Adopted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 8/26/2014 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 7/21/2015 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 6/19/2018 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 9/18/2018 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
  • 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]

Policy Oversight

Associate Dean for Clinical Education

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