Benefits: Leave: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education
Policy: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Effective Date: Immediately upon approval
Approved by GMEC: 2.26.08
Revision Date: 2.25.11; 01.29.08
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; Institution Policy Manual; GME website
Policy Owner: GME Administration
Residents and fellows (trainees) are eligible for the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Trainees must check with their department/program to determine if they qualify.
Leave shall not exceed 12 weeks in any 12-month period. The 12-month period is based on an academic year (07/01-06/30). The trainee may qualify for Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits.
Please refer to the Office of Human Resources website for further information.
Please see your Program Manual for specific departmental policies and procedures.
Programs are responsible for tracking time off for all leaves to insure that specialty board requirements are met prior to graduation from the program.
Programs must work with their trainees to report all leaves in the Residency Management Suite (RMS) according to instructions received by MMCGME Services. Programs must also forward documentation to MMCGME Services for leaves that extend the trainee’s time in the program.
See also Residency Management Suite (RMS) Resident Fellow Responsibilities Policy.
Please see the University of Minnesota Institution Manual for additional information regarding:
- Bereavement Leave
- Holiday Leave
- Medical Leave
- Military Leave
- Parental Leave
- Personal Leave
- Professional Leave
- Vacation and Sick Leave
- Witness/Jury Duty