Benefits: Leave: Personal
University of Minnesota Medical School (UMMS)
Graduate Medical Education
Policy: Personal Leave
Original Approval: Unknown
Approved by GMEC: 02.26.08
Revision Date: 2.25.11; 01.29.08
Distribution: R/F; PD; PC; Institution Policy Manual; GME website
Policy Owner: GME Administration
The resident/fellow (trainee) must give notice, in writing, of intent to use personal leave to their program director at least four (4) weeks in advance, except under unusual circumstances.
A trainee may be granted, upon request to the program director, a personal leave of absence. If applicable, trainees on a personal leave may use available vacation, sick or PTO to continue receiving their stipend while on a personal leave.
Please see your Program Manual for specific department policies and procedures.
Trainee’s Next Steps
** Check with your department/program to determine**:
- what type of paperwork needs to be completed;
- 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
- Medical Leave
- Military Leave
- Parental Leave
- Professional Leave
- Vacation and Sick Leave
- Witness/Jury Duty