College of Medicine
Request for Religious Holiday Observation
All requests must be submitted by July 1, 5:00 p.m.
1. Time-off request for religious holiday observation will be considered only for the official day(s) of religious observance, as defined by the calendar year and continent. Sundown will be specified as 4 p.m., eastern standard time.
2. Late requests will be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
3. Confirmation of requested time off will be sent to the student with a copy to affected Course Directors/clinical site directors and course coordinators.
4. The decision to excuse a student from a curricular responsibility is at the discretion of the Course Director/Clinical Site Director dependent on the ability of the course to make-up missed required curricular activities. If the requested time off creates an undue hardship for the delivery and/or make-up of missed curricular elements, the student may not be excused by the course director(s).
5. Students are responsible for making up any and all missed time and assignments at the discretion of the course directors; mandatory assignments/work must be made-up. Students are responsible for checking with course/clerkship/elective directors regarding specific mandatory content. Students will be notified, by email, of their make-up requirements by the Course Director / Clinical Site Director.
6. As permitted by the Course Director/Clinical Site Director and availability of personnel for examination administration, missed exams may be scheduled prior to the time off period or immediately thereafter. Students will be notified, by email, of their alternate test date, time and location.
7. Missed work/assignments may result in a grade of “incomplete” for the course.
Submission of this form indicates that you have read and understand the policy associated with requesting time off for religious holiday observation. Failure to comply with student responsibilities (noted above) may be considered a professionalism concern.
Please submit a separate form for each requested holiday.