It is expected that students will attend all scheduled learning sessions.
Attendance in small-group learning sessions is mandatory. Failure to attend mandatory sessions (without approval) may result in remediation of and/or a grade of “fail” in a Course. Attendance in Clerkship and in Clinical Sciences Electives is mandatory. Failure to attend scheduled clinical obligations may result in remediation of and/or a grade of “fail” on a rotation, of Clerkship or of an elective.
Medicine is a professional academic program. A breach of personal professional behaviour or patient safety in any course, rotation or elective may result in remediation of and/or a grade of “fail.”
Students in the MD program and exposed to many area of patient care, including vulnerable sectors during the course of their learning. In order to fulfill legal obligations and support patient safety, students will be required to submit their police record checks and vulnerable sector checks upon admission to the program and at the beginning of Year 3 and Year 4 to the Learner Equity & Wellness Office. Students are not permitted commence their studies in Year 3 and Year 4 if they do not submit required documentation. Students must consult the Learner Equity & Wellness Office about procedures to follow in the case of a failed check.
Time Limitation for Completion of the MD Program
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program is a full-time, four year academic program. Students with extenuating circumstances may be granted a leave of absence while enrolled in the program. The MD program must be completed within six years of the original date of entry. Under no circumstances may (a) a student withdraw and re-enter the program or (b) exceed the maximum program length of six years. A student who fails to complete the program in six years, for any reason, must withdraw from the medical program. Students enrolled in the combined MD-PhD program may request an additional year to complete their graduate research for a maximum of seven years.