IC RO Program Directors
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Leaves of Absence
New policy effective July 1, 2010
Leaves of absence and vacation may be granted to residents at the discretion of the program director in accordance with local rules. Within the required period(s) of graduate medical education, the total such leave and vacation time may not exceed:
|6 calendar weeks
(30 working days)
|for residents in a program for one year|
|12 calendar weeks
(60 working days)
|for residents in a program for two years|
|18 calendar weeks
(90 working days)
|for residents in a program for three years|
|24 calendar weeks
(120 working days)
|for residents in a program for four years|
If a longer leave of absence is granted, the required period of graduate medical education must be extended accordingly.
Please note that the new policy has no relationship to maternal/paternal leave policies, institutional vacation policies, sick leave policies, or any other issues related to contractual obligations, institutional policies, and/or state or Federal government legislation or regulation, or employment law. The new policy relates only to the time in training requirements for eligibility to take the ABR certification examination.