Request for LOA
A medical student my request to take up to one-year of leave from medical school for one of the following reasons:
Administrative (action taken by Academic Committed of Dean) Medical (physician's statement required) Personal (first request) Personal (second or subsequent request) Academic (i.e. Post-sophomore Fellowship) National Board Preparation
An LOA, needs to have pre-approval from the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, or the Academic Committee. A letter needs to be written stating reasons for request for LOA, assistance for dealing with your LOA, what your plans are during LOA, relationship of your activities during LOA. Also any supporting letter from counselors, physicians as well as course coordinators or department chairs. Graduation requirements must be completed within six years of date of matriculation except for students who are in the combined M.D/Ph.D. program.
It will be your responsibility to make sure all financial aid and health insurance fees are paid up.
Returning from LOA
A form will be mail out to you 8 - 10 weeks prior to your return to school this needs to be sent back immediately, so that your name can be added to rosters (see Laura Zeiger, Student Affairs, 3040 Murphy).