Taking leave during residency

Leave Policy

General Requirements

  • Applicants for surgical critical care certification must have acquired no fewer than 48 weeks of full-time clinical activity in the year (12 months) of surgical critical care training.

Medical Leave

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

Part-Time Option

At the discretion of the program director, ACGME-accredited surgical critical care training may be completed over two consecutive years on a part-time basis. The completed training must be equal to 48 weeks of full-time clinical activity.

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