Time Off

Fourth year students are excused from their clinical duties for the following holidays:

  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Match Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth

Time off for Residency Interviews
MMS’s policy regarding time off for interviewing for residencies allows the following (see below). Time off for residency interviews is granted at the discretion of the course director.

  • a maximum of five days from an elective
  • a maximum of three days from a mini-elective
  • a maximum of two days from a required course

Students wishing to be excused one or more days must obtain approval from the course director prior to the first class day and should be prepared to make up time and work missed.

Peak interviewing months are November through January. Interviewing may take place earlier, especially for the early specialty matches, and can continue until early February. Your rank order list of residency programs for the National Resident Matching Program must be submitted by mid-February.

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