Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc.
Each Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties has policies regarding absence from training and the impact that absence may have on the Board eligibility of the candidates. Residents who have taken leave of absence during the residency should communicate with their Program Director to ensure that their total leave time does not exceed the maximum allowed by the Board. The Program Director should communicate with the Specialty Board on behalf of the resident if necessary for clarification.
At the conclusion of the training program, the Program Director must certify that the resident/fellow has mastered each component of clinical competence and has acquired proficiency in each of the various procedural skills identified in the program's curriculum. In case the trainee does not meet the requirements of the Board because of a sick leave or leave of absence, the Program Director may require an individual to extend the training beyond the usual time required to complete the program.
This policy was approved by the MCWAH Graduate Medical Education Council on May 18, 1998.