Benefits: Leave: Medical
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education Administration
Policy: Medical Leave
Original Approval: 04.24.07
Approved by GMEC: 02.26.08
Revision Date: 2.25.11; 01.29.08 4.11.07
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; Institution Policy Manual; GME website
Policy Owner: GME Administration
FKA: Extended Medical Leave
The resident/fellow (trainee) must give notice, in writing, of intent to use medical leave to their program director at least four (4) weeks in advance, except under unusual circumstances.
A trainee shall be granted, upon request to the program director, a leave of absence for their serious illness/injury that requires an absence of greater than 14 days. The trainee may qualify for Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits. See “trainee’s next steps” below for more information.
Please see your Program Manual for specific departmental policies and procedures.
Holidays that occur during a leave of absence run concurrent with the leave and are not in addition to the leave.
Trainee’s Next Steps
** Check with your department/program to determine**:
- what type of paperwork needs to be completed;
- if you qualify for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it will be managed;
- how your pay will be impacted;
- how your benefits need to be coordinated; and
- if your leave will extend your time in the program.
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
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Holiday Leave
- Jury Duty and Witness Leave
- Military Leave
- Parental Leave
- Personal Leave
- Professional Leave
- Vacation and Sick Leave