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Holiday Policy
all Chronic Care students

If the first day of the rotation falls on a UW holiday, orientation will be held the next business day.

If the last day of the rotation falls on a UW holiday, final presentations will be moved to the day before the last day.

Policy for Holidays

As a member of a health care team during a clerkship, there is no guaranteed time off for University of Washington holidays, traditional observances, or major days of religious significance, just as there won’t be when you are a practicing physician. You are expected to follow the holiday practice of the clinic/hospital/site at which they are rotating. Meaning, if it is a holiday at your site, you may get the day off. If it is a working day for your site, you must show up. Clinical responsibilities such as night call and rounding take precedence over holiday schedules. To plan ahead for national holidays, you may wish to call the clerkship administrator or practice site in advance and inquire.

You are encouraged to work together with faculty to accommodate your scheduling constraints in observing your religious and cultural practices. Similar to when you are in practice, you must take responsibility and plan ahead. If you have religious holidays that require you to miss or modify work, consult with the clerkship director/administrator well in advance to see what accommodations can and can’t be made.

Approved by UW School of Medicine Curriculum Committee September 11, 2017

Full Absentee, Weather, and Holiday Policy


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Information for clinical preceptors on course goals and clerkship policies, as well as evaluation information and course forms.

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