Holiday Policy

UWSOM Holiday Policy in the Required and Elective Clerkships

As a member of a health care team in the 3rd and 4th years there are no guaranteed days off. This includes University of Washington holidays, traditional observances, and major days of religious significance. Students are expected to follow the holiday practice of the clinic/hospital/site they are rotating at. Meaning, if it a holiday at your site, you may get the day off. If it is a working day for your site, you must show up. Night call and rounding schedules take precedence. To plan ahead for holidays, you may wish to call the practice site in advance and inquire.