Leave of Absence Policy

It is the policy of Graduate Medical Education at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital to make leaves of absence (LOA) available to its residents and fellows (herein after referred to as "residents") recognizing the need of said residents to occasionally be away from training for compelling reasons; and further to comply with all applicable state and federal laws.  Specific information on appropriate process and benefit continuation is available at the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office.

Satisfactory resolution of issues affecting the on-call schedule is the responsibility of the resident requesting LOA and the Program director. Consideration should be given to the needs of the resident, the welfare of others training in the program, and the needs of the program as a whole.

Each specialty board residency review committee (RRC) and/or intramural residency program has its own unique requirements related to board eligibility or program completion. Residents may be required to make up absent time should there be a limit on missed time from training as specified by any of these bodies. 

Policies for specific types of leaves of absence: