Promptness is an important trait that students must display during didactic and clinical experiences. Repeated tardiness is considered unprofessional conduct and may affect a student’s professionalism evaluation.

In the case of absence, students are expected to contact individual course directors promptly.  Determination of excused absence will be left to the discretion of individual course directors. Valid reasons for requesting an excused absence include, but are not limited to, personal illness, family emergency or for religious observation. Those absences that are not pre-approved by individual course directors may be considered unexcused.