Personal Leave

A leave of absence (LOA) for personal reasons may be granted to residents and fellows with at least one year of continuous service at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center  for a period up to, but not exceeding 90 days. This leave will be unpaid. 

Personal leave must be approved by the Program Director. It is suggested that personal leaves not qualifying under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) be submitted at least 60 days in advance. Application for personal leave is accomplished by completing and submitting the GME Leave of Absence Request Form. 

Bereavement leave

In the event of a death in the immediate family, the Program Director may approve up to five (5) days of bereavement leave with pay.  For these purposes, immediate family includes spouse, partner, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, mother/father-in-law, brother, sister, step-parents, step-brother, step-sister, child, step-child, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law. The leave may be used over an extended period of time to accommodate the reasonable needs of the employee.

The intent of the policy is to provide time to recognize the emotional impact of the death of a member of the immediate family. The Hospital accepts that there may be other relationships which have equal meaning to an employee but cannot provide bereavement paid time off for all such extended relationships.

Military leave

Military leave is available to all residents who voluntarily or involuntarily serve in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard. A request for a military leave of absence (LOA) should be initiated with your Program Director at least thirty (30) days in advance when at all possible. When advance notice cannot be provided, residents should contact their Program Director as soon as possible.