We would like to remind you that we consider your attendance to be of primary importance. Your engaged presence communicates a respect for both your colleagues and your facilitators, and speaks to your professionalism as a student of Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
You are expected to attend all of your scheduled sessions except for cases of illness or extraordinary circumstances, as outlined on our website, click here
. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the circumstances under which we will excuse you from a mandatory session.
Your journey will begin here: click here
. You will fill out the appropriate online form to submit your request. Please do not email or call
Dr. Cooper, Dr. Rieder, Dr. Tithecott, your course chair, your instructor, a staff member, or anyone else to ask permission to be absent. The online form is where you must begin.
For any other leave, you will fill out the Year 1 & 2 Academic/Non-Academic Absence Request Form
. If your leave is academic (for example, you are presenting a paper at a conference or you have a professional exam), select "Academic Leave" where indicated. If it does not fit official academic criteria, select "Non-Academic Leave."
Please be aware that curriculum, especially when it involves any type of assessment, must be given priority over non-curriculum activities. We will consider each request in the context of your scheduled learning. If you are missing a small group session, you may not attend an alternate session to make up the material.