RESIDENT VACATION AND LEAVE
PURPOSE: To ensure a uniform standard and allow for amendment based on individual need and/or departmental policy.
- Resident is entitled to 4 weeks of vacation time with pay for each July 1- June 30 period which the Resident is engaged in the Resident Training Program and a pro rata portion for any partial year during which the Resident is engaged in the Resident Training Program. The scheduling of vacation time is subject to the prior approval of the Program Director or designee.
- A Resident in a subspecialty training programs (Fellow) will be entitled to four weeks vacation time with pay for each July 1 – June 30 period which the Fellow is engaged in the Fellowship Training Program and a pro rata portion of any partial year during which the Fellow is engaged in the Fellowship Training Program.The scheduling of vacation time is subject to the prior approval of the Program Director or designee.
- Time Away for job/fellowship interview(s) must receive prior approval by the Program Director or designee. There is no separate paid leave for these activities. Residents must use a portion of their allotted vacation time for this purpose.
- Residents shall earn sick time at the rate of one (1) day for each calendar month worked. Resident absent because of illness for five (5) or more consecutive days must provide a doctor’s note to the Director of Medical Education before they may return to duty.
- The Family and Medical Leave Policy for residents is outlined in the Resident Training Agreement (resident contract). The policy may be amended as required by the state or Federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
- If a resident is on leave for any sanctioned reason and cannot complete the residency program within the time normally allotted, the Program Director, after discussion with the DIO, will be permitted to re-appoint the resident for an additional period of time equal to the amount of time needed to complete all required education activities, assuming the resident is in good standing. No vacation will be allowed during the extended time to complete to program. A J-1 Visa holder cannot extend his/her training if this will violate the regulations governing his/her J status.
- The Program Director or designee must provide the resident/fellow with accurate information regarding the impact of an extended leave of absence upon the criteria for satisfactory completion of the program and upon a resident’s/fellow’s eligibility to participate in examinations by the relevant certifying board(s).