It is expected that students will attend all scheduled learning sessions.
Attendance in small-group learning sessions is mandatory. At the discretion of the Associate Dean or Course Chair, certain learning sessions (outside of small-group learning) may be identified as 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. The Attendance Policy is reviewed annually and available to students on the program website. No exceptions to the Attendance Policy will be made.
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.”
Upon Admission, students are required to provide immunization documentation as it relates to the Council of Ontario Faculties of Medicine Policy on Immunization.
This policy applies to all medical learners (undergraduate medical students and postgraduate residents and fellows) attending an Ontario medical school and performing clinical activities in Ontario. Undergraduate medical learners who do not comply with the immunization policy may be excluded or suspended from clinical activities. Ontario medical learners doing international clinical placements will require an additional assessment. A travel medicine consultation should take place at least eight weeks before their placement. Additional immunizations may be necessary depending on the location of their placement.
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. The Statement on Police Checks and Vulnerable Sector Screening is found on the MD program website here:
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.