Taking leave during residency

Leave Policy

General Requirements

  • Applicants for hospice and palliative medicine certification must have acquired no fewer than 48 weeks of full-time clinical activity in the year (12 months) of hospice and palliative medicine training.

Medical Leave

  • For documented medical conditions, including pregnancy and delivery, directly affecting the individual (i.e., not family leave) during the year of hospice and palliative medicine training, the ABS will accept 47 weeks of full-time clinical activity.
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