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Policy on Student Access to Health Care Services

The Zucker School of Medicine is committed to prioritizing the health and well-being of medical students while optimizing the student's educational experience and the care of patients. As such, the School excuses students from required curricular activities when necessary for emergent health care services or appointments crucial to their well-being or annual health compliance. Students are encouraged, whenever possible, to plan routine, non-emergent health care services during time outside of scheduled curricular activities.


If a student is absent from scheduled curricular activities to access health services, s/he must follow the absence reporting procedures outlined in the Policy on Attendance.

References to Regulations and/or Other Related Policies:
LCME Element 12.4: Student Access to Health Care Services
Policy on Attendance

Last Updated: August 2018

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