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, they must follow the absence reporting procedures outlined in the policies on attendance in the First and Second 100 Weeks.

References to Regulations and/or Other Related Policies:
LCME Element 12.4: Student Access to Health Care Services
Policy on Attendance in the First 100 Weeks
Policy on Attendance in the Second 100 Weeks


Last Updated: September 2021