GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Leave Of Absence Policy For Physicians In Approved Graduate Medical Education Programs at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
|Policy Number: 4|
|Date Issued: 1994|
|Prior Revision Date:10/2010|
|Date Revised: 07/2013|
|PURPOSE||To define policy and procedure regarding leave of absence (LOA) for all medical students, interns, residents and fellows (hereafter all will be referred to as trainees).|
|SCOPE||Applies to all trainees who are employed in approved graduate medical education training programs sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and are placed in active payroll.|
All trainees in approved graduate medical education programs at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas fall under the guidelines of Texas Health Resources' (THR) Leave of Absence Policy.
Additional requirements apply to trainees in graduate medical education training.
Trainees may take a leave of absence for any of the approved reasons in the THR Leave of Absence policy. However, the trainee must extend training time to meet the minimum requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
The resident should notify the training Program Director in writing as early as possible of the request for LOA in order for proper coverage of the trainee's assignment while on LOA and in order to determine the necessity for extending the trainee’s training period upon return from LOA.
Vacation time may not be forfeited to reduce training time.
THR Human Resources policy on Leave of Absence
|LESLIE H. SECREST, M.D
Medical Director, Graduate Medical Education
|AURORA ESTEVEZ, MD
Chief Medical Officer